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The Jumbies

Tracey Baptiste

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Description:

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."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Miles

Length:

5h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:28