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JuliaHurwitz Oct 14, 2020
Corinne doesn't believe in monsters - but that doesn't stop them from coming out of the forest...
Folktales, Fairy Tales, & Legends
Corinne le Mar isn't afraid of anything, and it may be that only her bravery can save her island from the Jumbies. Tracey Baptiste brings Caribbean folktales to life in this delightfully creepy novel.
JuliaHurwitz Sep 12, 2019
Almost everyone on the island believes jumbies - spirits, monsters that live in the woods and want to trap unwary children. Everyone except Corinne, who thinks the stories about weird creatures are just that - stories meant to frighten kids and keep them from wandering away. She's in for an unple... Read More »
BostonPL_YouthServices Jun 08, 2019
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 f... Read More »
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