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The Resource Why sparks fly high at Dancing Point : a colonial American folktale, retold by Mary Quattlebaum ; pictures by Leonid Gore

Why sparks fly high at Dancing Point : a colonial American folktale, retold by Mary Quattlebaum ; pictures by Leonid Gore

Label
Why sparks fly high at Dancing Point : a colonial American folktale
Title
Why sparks fly high at Dancing Point
Title remainder
a colonial American folktale
Statement of responsibility
retold by Mary Quattlebaum ; pictures by Leonid Gore
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Colonel Lightfoot and the Devil hold a lengthy dance contest to see who will control a plot of land along the James River in Virginia, the result is a surprise for both participants. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Quattlebaum, Mary
Dewey number
  • 398.2
  • E
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.1.Q3
LC item number
Wh 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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Gore, Leonid
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  • Dance
  • Devil
  • Contests
  • Folklore
Target audience
primary
Label
Why sparks fly high at Dancing Point : a colonial American folktale, retold by Mary Quattlebaum ; pictures by Leonid Gore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Melanie Kroupa books."
Control code
ocm58919715
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged) ;
Isbn
9780374344528
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005042921
Other physical details
col. ill. :
Label
Why sparks fly high at Dancing Point : a colonial American folktale, retold by Mary Quattlebaum ; pictures by Leonid Gore
Publication
Note
"Melanie Kroupa books."
Control code
ocm58919715
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged) ;
Isbn
9780374344528
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005042921
Other physical details
col. ill. :

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