Publisher description for Why sparks fly high at Dancing Point : a colonial American folktale / retold by Mary Quattlebaum ; pictures by Leonid Gore.


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Colonel Lightfoot is never modest, especially when it comes to his dancing or his fine Virginia land. One piece of that land is turning to mud, and the devil himself is rumored to live in that murky mess, for on dark nights sparks fly high. How to put an end to the devil’s mischief? Why, a dance contest with the fiery fiend himself. The colonel bristles with confidence, but the devil is equally sure of himself, until, recognizing his own false pride in the devil’s boasts, the colonel discovers the perfect way to outsmart him.

Witty, expressive illustrations aglow with color bring to life a Colonial American tale that sizzles and snaps with humor and folk wisdom.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Dance -- Folklore.
Devil -- Folklore.
Contests -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Virginia.