The Jumbies (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2016-04-26
Förlag
Algonquin Young Readers
Illustrationer
text only
Dimensioner
206 x 137 x 15 mm
Vikt
182 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
541:B&W 5.5 x 8.25 in or 210 x 140 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781616205928

The Jumbies

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The start of an exciting series filled with Caribbean folklore and daring adventure. Corinne La Mer claims she isnt afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. Theyre 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 couldnt 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 Corinnes 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 didnt know she possessed to stop Severine and to save her island home.
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Tracey Baptiste scares up new audiences to learn about jumbies . . . She builds a fairy tale about a brave girl and her adventures among Caribbean creatures. Washington Post A scary but cheerful tale that draws on Caribbean folk traditions. A great update on the 'town under supernatural attack' story, with a marvelous setting. Baltimore Sun Endlessly addictive and hypnotic Essence Magazine Far more than just your average spooky supernatural story, Baptiste uses the underpinnings of a classic folktale to take a closer look at colonization, rebellion, and what it truly takes to share the burden of tolerating the 'other.' Plus there are monsters. Gotta love the monsters. Elizabeth Bird, Fuse 8 The themes of fairness, justice, and retribution meld into a better than average evil witch story . . . This is a well written tale full of action with enough scary elements to satisfy fans of Adam Gidwitzs A Tale Dark and Grimm or Laura Amy Schlitzs Splendors and Glooms. School Library Journal Its refreshing to see a fantasy with its roots outside Europe . . . this is a book worth reading simply for its originality. Kirkus Reviews A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Be forewarned! This tale isnt some cozy, tropical vacation and its not for the weak at heart, oh, no! If you like spooky tales, this is the book for you. Corinnes story is truly a welcome and refreshing edition to the world of fairytales. Valerie R. Lawson This girls got guts. Even as she wanders the mystery-shrouded forest full of creepy-crawlies from Haitian folklore and faces up to the frightening newcomer to her village, Corrine La Mer brings badassery and wisdom beyond her years. Launching brave kids into the world of the horror novel, and leading them through it with lyrical prose, author Tracey Baptiste knows just how to seize kids attention. Foreword Reviews Tracey Baptiste scares up new audiences to learn about jumbies . . . She builds a fairy tale about a brave girl and her adventures among Caribbean creatures. Washington Post A scary but cheerful tale that draws on Caribbean folk traditions. A great update on the 'town under supernatural attack' story, with a marvelous setting. Baltimore Sun Endlessly addictive and hypnotic Essence Magazine Far more than just your average spooky supernatural story, Baptiste uses the underpinnings of a classic folktale to take a closer look at colonization, rebellion, and what it truly takes to share the burden of tolerating the 'other.' Plus there are monsters. Gotta love the monsters. Elizabeth Bird, Fuse 8? The themes of fairness, justice, and retribution meld into a better than average evil witch story . . . This is a well written tale full of action with enough scary elements to satisfy fans of Adam Gidwitzs A Tale Dark and Grimm or Laura Amy Schlitzs Splendors and Glooms. School Library Journal Its refreshing to see a fantasy with its roots outside Europe . . . this is a book worth reading simply for its originality. Kirkus Reviews A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Be forewarned! This tale isnt some cozy, tropical vacation and its not for the weak at heart, oh, no! If you like spooky tales, this is the book for you. Corinnes story is truly a welcome and refreshing edition to the world of fairytales. Valerie R. Lawson This girls got guts. Even as she wanders the mystery-shrouded forest full of creepy-crawlies from Haitian folklore and faces up to the frightening newcomer to her village, Corrine La Mer brings badassery and wisdom beyond her years. Launching brave kids into the world of the horro

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Tracey Baptiste lived in Trinidad until she was fifteen; she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She is a New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Crash, and a former teacher who works as a writer and editor. Visit her online at traceybaptiste.com and on Twitter: @TraceyBaptiste.