The Jumbies (Book 1)

Young girl in spooky woods

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? Based on the stories she heard as a child growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, Tracey Baptiste weaves folklore from the Caribbean throughout this spooky tale.

Heritage & History: Caribbean Heritage and History
Format: Novel
Age Level: Middle Grade

Tracey Baptiste Talks About Jumbies

Author Tracey Baptiste introduces us to the jumbies, who are spirits or demons from Caribbean folklore, and talks about their role in her life growing up.