Jethro and the Jumbie
Simon & Schuster
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Jethro and the Jumbie
illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Angry at his older brother for not keeping a promise, Jethro stomps off and meets a fearsome jumbie (a Caribbean shape-shifting spirit). Using the inspired threat of obliterating the jumbie by not believing in it, he enlists its help in changing his brother's mind. This is a warmhearted story written in the island idiom of the author’s beloved British Virgin Islands and sketched from Ashley Bryan’s Antigua.
Jethro and the Jumbie
In 2012, Susan Cooper and Ashley Bryan (who collaborated on this book in 1978) were awarded the ALA’s Margaret A Edwards Award and Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award, respectively, for lifetime achievement!
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