FIDDLER'S FAIR by May Justux


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Another of May Justus' Tennessee mountain stories, this time for the younger readers. A big fiddling contest that is held every Fourth of July, a family feud between the Adam and the Saymore, form the basis of this simple story which is filled with quaint mountain folk music. Sally Ann's cousin Jim Saymore had won the contest two years age, and because of a faulty fiddle string given him by Andy Adams, Jim had lost out the next year -- and Andy had won. Sally Ann was unhappy, because naturally everyone thought Andy had done it on purpose. Just before the third contest, the three children, with a tune that is too catchy, work out the problem, and the little book ends on a happyrhythmic note.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1945
Publisher: Whitman