The Jumbie God’s Revenge

Algonquin. Sept. 2019. 2,723p. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781616208912.
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

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