by Tracey Baptiste
Grades 4 & up
Corinne doesn’t believe in the Jumbies that are said to inhabit her island, her Papa always said they don’t exist. She doesn’t fear the forest as others around her do. She and her Papa live in a house right next to it. But all this changes one night when a trip into the forest to rescue her mother’s necklace draws the Jumbies’ attention to her. Now Corinne is thrown into a battle against the Jumbies who want their island back, and who will stop at nothing to get it. Her home, her Papa, her friends, even her very life is in danger if she can’t figure out a way to stop the Jumbie who is in control of it all. Recommended for those who enjoy scary stories, grades 4 & up.