Jackie Tempo and the Ghost of Zumbi

by Suzanne Litrel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/31/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781440176883
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781440176876
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781440176890

About the Book

Every once in a while a classroom assignment can lead to a great adventure. One quiet afternoon in school, Jackie Tempo is shocked to discover the truth about her long-lost mother, and thus begins a harrowing journey of war, betrayal, redemption, and hope.

Jackie desperately misses her parents, who are literally trapped in the past – only an ancient text from Samarkand can take Jackie to them. In this second book of the Jackie Tempo series, she finds herself once again hurtling back in time – this time to rescue her mother from the basest of evils and a certain death.

The year is 1783, and Jackie is forced to confront the full horror of slavery in northeastern Brazil. Yet along the way, she encounters a rebellion and resistance that she never thought possible under such depraved circumstances. Guided by the spirit of the slain rebel, Zumbi of Palmares, Jackie forces her way through dense jungle to find an African priestess who awaits her. Even as a dark force works against her, Jackie tries to make a rescue happen – both in 18th century Brazil – and at home.

About the Author

Suzanne Litrel is an award-winning World History and Economics teacher on Long Island, New York. In the classroom, and through her writing, Suzanne seeks to share a deep appreciation for global history and traditions. Ms. Litrel lives on Long Island with her very patient husband and two amazing children.