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The jumbies /

by Baptiste, Tracey [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, [2015]Edition: First Edition.Description: 234 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781616204143 (hbk.); 1616204141 (hbk.).Language note: Text in English.Subject(s): Spirits -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Fiction | Caribbean Area -- Fiction | Horror stories | Spirits -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Juvenile fiction | Blacks | Magic | Spirits | Caribbean Area | Fiction | Juvenile works | Horror fictionSummary: Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.
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Corinne La Mer claims she isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her to the edge of the trees. They couldn't belong to a jumbie. Or could they?

When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger at the market the very next day, she knows something extraordinary is about to happen. When this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne's house, danger is in the air. Severine plans to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and learn to use ancient magic she didn't know she possessed to stop Severine and to save her island home.

Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.

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Horn Book Review

Corinne La Mer, who has lived all her life on an unspecified Caribbean island, fights off a violent uprising of jumbies, fantastical indigenous creatures led by a female figure she discovers was actually her dead mother's sister. Despite some heavy-handed messaging, Baptiste's story, based on a Haitian folktale, is action-packed and original with an appealing cast of characters. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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