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The Jumbies

(2015)
(The first book in the Jumbies series)
A novel by

 
 
A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have listeners holding their breath as they fly through the audio.

Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest. Those shining, yellow eyes that followed her to the edge of the trees, they couldn't belong to a jumbie. Or could they?

When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger speaking to the town witch at the market the next day, she knows something unexpected is about to happen. And when this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne's house, cooking dinner for Corinne's father, Corinne is sure that danger is in the air. She soon finds out that bewitching her father, Pierre, is only 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 learn to use ancient magic she didn't know she possessed to stop Severine and save her island home.

With its able and gutsy heroine, lyrical narration, and inventive twist on the classic Haitian folktale The Magic Orange Tree, The Jumbies will be a favorite of fans of Breadcrumbs, A Tale Dark and Grimm, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Tracey Baptiste's The Jumbies

Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jumbies
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
ISBN: 1-61620-414-1 / 978-1-61620-414-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jumbies (The Jumbies)
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
ISBN: 1-61620-592-X / 978-1-61620-592-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Jumbies
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Jumbies
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Jumbies
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Jumbies
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Jumbies
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU