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 Jumbie god's revenge (Jumbies)
 Author: Baptiste, Tracey

 Publisher:  Algonquin Young Readers (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 264 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 088588 ISBN: 9781616208912
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Hurricanes -- Fiction
 Gods -- Fiction
 Spirits -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Islands -- Fiction
 Black people -- Caribbean Region -- Fiction
 Caribbean Region -- Fiction

Price: $21.86

After two out-of-season hurricanes nearly destroy her island home, Corinne discovers that the god Huracan is angry and she, aided by friends and enemies alike, races to calm him.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 505430

   School Library Journal (00/08/19)
   Booklist (03/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2019 Gr 3–7—In this third installment in the inspired "Jumbies" series, Corinne and her steadfast friends Malik, Bouki, and Dru once again face folktales come true. Corinne has managed to appease Mama D'Leau, the jumbie of the oceans, and force her mother's sister, Severine, into the far oceans, well away from where she can harm Corinne or her friends and family. All seems well until the island is suddenly pummeled by a violent storm, followed by another and another. The people are forced to flee into the mountains where Corinne and her friends discover a hidden village. There they learn about Huracan, an ancient, almost-forgotten jumbie god. Corinne begins to understand that during her adventures with Mama D'Leau she upset the natural balance and that Huracan, god of all jumbies, is upset and trying to force the jumbies and humans into submission. Corinne must use her ingenuity and newly discovered abilities, along with help from her friends, to put Huracan to rest. These intriguing stories derived from Caribbean culture never fail to entertain. VERDICT Purchase for fans of the series and lovers of folktales everywhere.—Gretchen Crowley, formerly at Alexandria City Public Libraries, VA - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 03/01/2020 Having already saved her seaside village twice from jumbies—the mythical (and creepy!) first inhabitants of the land—Corinne La Mer is back in the third installment of this quick-witted and fast-paced adventure series. Her seaside town is no stranger to hurricanes and tropical weather, but when a number of off-season storms threaten the very existence of her home, Corinne is almost positive that the jumbies have something to do with it. After confronting previous offenders, she and her friends find that it’s not the jumbies, but Huracan—the god of the jumbies—who’s causing the chaos and destruction. In an unlikely feat, Corinne rallies together the villagers and jumbies in order to save the place they all call home. The only question is, Can they quell Huracan’s anger in enough time? In each title of this series, Baptiste elegantly weaves Caribbean folktales and culture into a captivating tale of family, friends, and magic. The ending, while a little too neatly tied up, makes for a clear and distinct close to this third series entry. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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