The Jumbies Trilogy Collection

by Tracey Baptiste

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Out from the forest. Up from the waves. Down from the sky. The jumbies are coming . . . in this action-packed Caribbean fantasy trilogy by NYT bestselling author Tracey Baptiste.

Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything on her tropical island home. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease...
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Published By Algonquin Young Readers

Format Box Set

Category

Number Of Pages 800

Publication Date 01/01/2029

ISBN 9781523527700


Praise for The Jumbies Series:

Junior Library Guild Selection * Massachusetts Children's Book Award Nominee * New York Public Library pick * We Need Diverse Books pick * KirkusPublishers WeeklyBook Riot, NPRBank Street, and Brightly Best Books Pick

"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 stellar recommendation for fans of edgy fantasy such as Aaron Starmer's The Riverman Trilogy or Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark and Grimm series."

— School Library Journal, starred review

* "Baptiste deepens what could be a light and charming undersea adventure with ties to African religions and the historical legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade . . . A stirring and mystical tale sure to keep readers thinking past the final page."

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Baptiste engages all the senses, from the taste of sweet oranges to the scent of the salty air . . . [Corinne's] determination, compassion, and bravery will inspire readers to face down any challenges crossing their paths."

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Young readers are probably familiar with Greek myths, thanks to Rick Riordan, and other enduring European classics, so this series with twists on Caribbean (particularly Haitian and Trinidadian) and West African tales is a welcome change."

— Booklist

"Baptiste continues to successfully blend fantastical and realistic elements . . . without impeding the Caribbean folktale motifs that underscore the series . . . Considerations of the struggles of refugees and the importance of standing up for the vulnerable are especially timely in this propulsive and engaging story."

— The Horn Book Magazine