The Jumbies

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Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Series: Jumbies Series No: 1
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Product Number: Z10484
Released: Apr 28, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490664668
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. 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."

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The Jumbies
Product Number: BX00034904
Product Number:C03693
Product Number:Z10484

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RBdigital Audio - Pub Library - Childrens-Young Adult Collection
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CD
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Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
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Product Number C03693
Released: Apr 13, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490664651
eBook
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Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
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Product Number EB00584057
Released: Apr 28, 2015
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ISBN: #9781616204884
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Class Set
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
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Product Number 3M0709
Released: Apr 28, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490684727
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
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Product Number 3E0690
Released: Jun 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490684734
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
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Product Number 3G0735
Released: May 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490684741
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
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Product Number 4T0791
Released: Apr 28, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490684710
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Tracey Baptiste
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Product Number 160802
Released: May 19, 2015
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ISBN: #9781616204143

Professional reviews

"Narrator Robin Miles is at home voicing characters from diverse cultural backgrounds in this spine-tingling mix of Caribbean and European folktales. Making full use of her wide vocal range and lilting intonation, Miles delivers the French dialect of the island's human characters, and twists it to fit the varied voices of the jumbies-- malevolent creatures who live in the forest. More subtly distinguished by pacing and inflection, young Corinne and her friends once thought the jumbies were invented by parents to scare kids into behaving. Upon discovering that jumbies are real, they take up the fight to keep these evil spirits from driving them off their island home. When the children learn the truth--that the jumbies were there first--they must determine how to make room for everyone, human and demon, in this deliciously macabre story. S.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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