fredag 6 november 2020

The Jumbies (#!) av Tracey Baptiste


Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest. Those shining yellow eyes that followed her to the edge of the trees, they couldn't belong to a jumbie. Or could they? When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger speaking to the town witch at the market the next day, she knows something unexpected is about to happen. And when this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne's house, Corinne is sure that danger is in the air. She soon finds out that bewitching her father, Pierre, is only the first step in Severine's plan to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and learn to use ancient magic she didn't know she possessed to stop Severine and to save her island home.

Bokomslag och beskrivning hämtad från Bokus.

En bok jag hade hört lite om av en del booktuber, och när den fanns på storytel kunde jag inte låta bli att lyssna på den, sen när det var en barnbok (ålder 9-12) så kanske den inte passade mig fullt ut, men ändå intressant då den handlar om en mytologi som jag inte är helt bekant med.

En Jumbie (namnet Zombie kan användas om dem i andra länders mytologi) är en mytologisk varelse från Tobago och Trinidad, en spöklik ande och/eller demon.

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