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ECB-Middle Readers read The Jumbies

Event date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20003


ECB-Middle Readers continues! ECB-Middle Readers is specifically designed for our readers between the ages of 9 and 12 years old!!  

In October, we’re reading The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste:

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? When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger at the market the very next day, she knows something extraordinary is about to happen. When this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne's house, danger is in the air. Severine plans 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.

This book club is free and open to the public; just read the book and show up to discuss. RSVPs are greatly appreciated as there will be snacks! You can RSVP at the front desk when you pick up your book! OR if you'd like to RSVP or you have questions about the content of the book we're reading, please feel free to contact Keiana directly (

The Jumbies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616205928
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 26th, 2016