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Looking for a Jumbie

Looking for a Jumbie

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From bestselling middle grade author, Tracey Baptiste, comes her picture book debut, Looking for a Jumbie. It's the perfect blend of childhood imagination, adventure and confidence, all told through the lens of Caribbean folklore. Vibrantly illustrated by Amber Ren, who created the art for Mo Willem's Because, this is a fun read-aloud that works on many levels, including removing the stigma of the supposed scary creatures that come out at night. A fresh, creative story that everyone will fall in love with.

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste and acclaimed illustrator Amber Ren take readers on a fun, creepy, storytime-ready romp through a forest filled with creatures from Caribbean folklore.

I’m looking for a jumbie, I’m going to find a scary one.

But Mama says jumbies exist only in stories. So Naya sets out on a nighttime adventure to find out for herself.

No such thing, say the friends she makes along the way. 

But Naya is sure that jumbies are real. Some have big mouths. Or thick fur. Or glowing skin. Or sharp teeth. Kind of like her new friends.…

Looking for a Jumbie is a gentle, bouncy, and creepily fun read-aloud inspired by traditional Caribbean tales.



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ISBN-13: 9780062970817
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 182,831
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tracey Baptiste is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade novels Minecraft: The Crash, The Jumbies, Rise of the Jumbies, and The Jumbie God’s Revenge. A former elementary school teacher, Tracey is now on the faculty at Lesley University’s creative writing MFA program. Raised in Trinidad until she was fifteen, she now lives with her family in New Jersey. You can visit her online at www.traceybaptiste.com.


Amber Ren is the illustrator of Because by Mo Willems, a New York Times bestseller. She is also a visual development artist, and her work has been featured in the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s first online exhibition, “ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio.” You can find her online at www.amber-ren.com.

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