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Rise of the Jumbies


Series
The Jumbies

by
Tracey Baptiste

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Workman Publishing
Imprint
Algonquin
ISBN
9781616206659

Awards and Honors
School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade and Chapter Books
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade
NPR’s Book Concierge, 2017 Great Reads
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Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie, Severine, months ago, but things haven't exactly gone back to normal in her Caribbean island home.

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Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.5: points 7

Lexile

690L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

11

JLG Release

Dec 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Spirits. Carribean people of African descent. Missing children. Horror stories. Caribbean area.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
This sequel to The Jumbies, a dark fairy tale woven from elements of traditional Caribbean folklore, does not disappoint. Shunned by most of the town on her small island for her recently revealed part-jumbie heritage, Corinne is lonely and yet still wants to help when several children are lost after a tidal wave. After discovering that these are not the first kids to go missing near water, Corinne bravely consults the queen of water for help, Mama D’Leau. Mama D’Leau does not give advice for free, however, so Corinne and her three steadfast friends must retrieve a priceless jewel in payment. They are magically led through the seas by Mama D’Leau’s mermaid daughters to Ghana, where many years ago the daughters were kidnapped by slavers and drowned when the ship went down. Mama D’Leau does not always keep her promises, and Corinne must use all her ingenuity and some of her own jumbie magic to help the missing children. The novelty of the fantasy elements, the complex characters, and the superb world-building combine in a tale well worth reading, both as a sequel and a stand-alone. VERDICT 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, and, of course, fans of the first book.—Gretchen Crowley, formerly at Alexandria City Public Libraries, VA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
This sequel to The Jumbies, a dark fairy tale woven from elements of traditional Caribbean folklore, does not disappoint. Shunned by most of the town on her small island for her recently revealed part-jumbie heritage, Corinne is lonely and yet still wants to help when several children are lost after a tidal wave. After discovering that these are not the first kids to go missing near water, Corinne bravely consults the queen of water for help, Mama D’Leau. Mama D’Leau does not give advice for free, however, so Corinne and her three steadfast friends must retrieve a priceless jewel in payment. They are magically led through the seas by Mama D’Leau’s mermaid daughters to Ghana, where many years ago the daughters were kidnapped by slavers and drowned when the ship went down. Mama D’Leau does not always keep her promises, and Corinne must use all her ingenuity and some of her own jumbie magic to help the missing children. The novelty of the fantasy elements, the complex characters, and the superb world-building combine in a tale well worth reading, both as a sequel and a stand-alone. VERDICT 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, and, of course, fans of the first book.—Gretchen Crowley, formerly at Alexandria City Public Libraries, VA

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