The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

Cover image for The jumbiesAre you looking looking for a modern folk tale where ancient creatures with yellow glowing eyes hide in the forest?  If I perked your interest you will want to learn more about Jumbies, evil blood sucking spirits that steal the children of Trinidad.  In this exciting adventure, eleven-year old Corrine must protect her father and friends from Severine, a beautiful stranger with magical powers. This is a haunting fantasy you will not want to miss.

Book reviewed by Marsha D., Youth Services Assistant