Sparks Fly High
by Mary Quattlebaum
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006
”Tales of outsmarting the Devil are common; what sets this one apart is that it's rooted in a real place and is sparked by acrylic and pastel illustrations. American folk art inspires Gore's depiction of colonial times with feathery backgrounds, pointy-chin-and-nosed people and gossamer overlays on fabric. …Bursting with sizzle, this version is devilishly crafty.”
"Dramatic illustrations capture the passion and mystery of this tale".
"Gore's textured illustrations convey the story's energy and comedy in beautifully composed scenes."