The Jumbies

The Jumbies

by Tracey Baptiste

Hardback Publication Date: 28/04/2015

RRP  $31.95 $30.75
The jumbies are coming

Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. She knows that jumbies aren't real; they're just creatures parents make up to frighten their children. But on All Hallows' Eve, Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden woods. Those shining yellow eyes that follow her to the edge of the trees, they couldn't belong to a jumbie. Or could they?

Corinne begins to notice odd occurrences after that night. First she spots a beautiful stranger speaking to the town witch at the market. Then this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne's house, cooking dinner for her father. Danger is in the air. Sure enough, bewitching Corinne's father is the first step in Severine's plan to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and ancient magic to stop Severine and to save her island home.
ISBN:
9781616204143
9781616204143
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-04-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
209.55x139.7x22.35mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction for children including The Jumbie series, and The Totally Gross History of Ancient Egypt. She is also a contributor to the adult horror anthology Sycorax's Daughters. Ms. Baptiste volunteers with We Need Diverse Books, The Brown Bookshelf, and I Too Arts Collective. She teaches in Lesley University’s Creative Writing MFA program, and runs the editorial company Fairy Godauthor.

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