Title: Sparks Fly High: The Legend of Dancing Point
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), New York
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Like New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: Signed By Author
Signed & Inscribed By Author 0374344523 QUATTLEBAUM, MARY. SPARKS FLY HIGH: The Legend of Dancing Point. ILLUSTRATED BY LEONID GORE. Farrar Straus Giroux. New York. 2006. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, dated 10/22/08. Book is in FINE condition with glossy pictorial cover with picture of colonial man with pony tail dancing with the devil surrounded by angels above and baby devils below. Book's spine tips and corners are very gently bumped. Unpaginated. Glossy pictorial dustjacket also in FINE condition with same picture. Spine tips and corners barely bumped and there is one repairable tear from top front spine tip 1.75" barely noticeable. Bookseller Inventory # 005891
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: MARY QUATTLEBAUM has written a number of children's books and frequently writes for The Washington Post. She lives in Washington, D.C. LEONID GORE has illustrated many picture books. He lives in Oakland, New Jersey.
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