Corinne knows that the sudden hurricane that sweeps through her seaside village is out of the ordinary. It’s tempting to blame the out-of-season storm on Mama D’Leau, the powerful jumbieof the sea. But then an even worse gale wracks the island, sending the terrified villagers out of their rain and wind-battered homes to seek the shelter of the mountain. There Corinne learns that the torrential weather is not the work of a slighted jumbie, but of the god Huracan, who is angry and seeking vengeance…but for what? It is up to Corinne, along with the help of her friends—and even some enemies—to seek answers and defend their island before Huracan succeeds in destroying it forever.
Fierce, courageous, and a natural born leader, Corinne embarks on her most challenging mission yet in THE JUMBIE GOD’S REVENGE. Her previous adventures and mishaps with the capricious and sometimes cruel jumbies that share her island have given her a sense of both purpose and responsibility—she is determined to keep her people safe, and that means never backing down from a fight…especially a fight that she may have started. Buoyed by the love and support of her father, Pierre, and her friends Malik, Bouki, and Dru, Corinne stands up to face the greatest danger she’s ever encountered, and comes into her own emerging powers in a way we’ve never seen before.
With all the signature wit, whimsy, and breathtakingly vivid storytelling that readers have come to know and love from The Jumbies series, Tracey Baptiste delivers a stunning finale that will shock and delight young and old readers alike.
This is the third book in amazing adventure filled middle grade series that centers around the Jumbies. Jumbies are magical beings with various powers and abilites. Kind of like Pokémon would be my best reference to them. Our main character Corinne is half jumbie she is really becomes her own person defending her island against an angry God. But not only does she have to survive a God she must survive the people she calls her family having a prejudice against the Jumbies. Their a lot in this series to keep middle grade readers clamoring for more adventure.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tracey Baptiste is a New York Times bestselling author who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago on jumbie stories and fairy tales. Moving to the United States at fifteen was one of the hardest and most exciting times of her life. Tracey is a former elementary teacher and editor. She writes everything from picture books to middle grade and young adult novels, both fiction and nonfiction. She currently teaches at Lesley University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. You can find her online at traceybaptiste.wordpress.com and on Twitter: @TraceyBaptiste
The Jumbie God’s Revenge
By Tracey Baptiste
Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
272 pages • 5.5 x 8.2 inches