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BLB In Person: Tracey Baptiste, The Jumbies

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

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The Jumbies

The start of an exciting series filled with Caribbean folklore and daring adventure.

Corinne La Mer claims she isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re 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 couldn’t 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 Corinne’s 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 didn’t know she possessed to stop Severine and to save her island home.

Looking for a Jumbie

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste and acclaimed illustrator Amber Ren take readers on a fun, creepy, storytime-ready romp through a forest filled with creatures from Caribbean folklore.

I’m looking for a jumbie, I’m going to find a scary one.

But Mama says jumbies exist only in stories. So Naya sets out on a nighttime adventure to find out for herself.

No such thing, say the friends she makes along the way. 

But Naya is sure that jumbies are real. Some have big mouths. Or thick fur. Or glowing skin. Or sharp teeth. Kind of like her new friends.…

Looking for a Jumbie is a gentle, bouncy, and creepily fun read-aloud inspired by traditional Caribbean tales.

 

About the Author

Tracey Baptiste lived in Trinidad until she was fifteen; she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She is the 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.

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South Bend, IN 46616
Books: 
The Jumbies By Tracey Baptiste Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781616205928
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - usually ships in 6 - 10 days.
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 26th, 2016

The start of an exciting series filled with Caribbean folklore and daring adventure.

Corinne La Mer claims she isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children.


Looking for a Jumbie By Tracey Baptiste, Amber Ren (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey Baptiste, Amber Ren (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062970817
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - usually ships in 6 - 10 days.
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste and acclaimed illustrator Amber Ren take readers on a fun, creepy, storytime-ready romp through a forest filled with creatures from Caribbean folklore.

I’m looking for a jumbie, I’m going to find a scary one.


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Mermaid and Pirate By Tracey Baptiste, Leisl Adams (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey Baptiste, Leisl Adams (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781643750774
Availability: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER - Click details below for publication date
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

A mermaid and a pirate build a friendship through kindness, empathy, and shared adventure in this heartwarming picture book by New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste, with bright, bold illustrations by Leisl Adams.
 
Glub glub…
 
Aargh...
 
Mermaid and Pirate cannot understand each other.


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