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Children's Fiction Adaptations

The Market Wedding

by (author) Cary Fagan

illustrated by Regolo Ricci

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Category
Adaptations, Jewish, Country & Ethnic
Recommended Age
7 to 10
Recommended Grade
2 to 5
Recommended Reading age
7 to 10
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554986965
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554986958
    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price
    $17.95

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Description

When Morris the fishmonger and Minnie the hat seller fall in love, Morris comes up with a wedding plan designed to deliver the very best for his beloved bride-to-be… with unexpected consequences.

Morris sells all kinds of fish from the lake, in Kensington Market. Across the way, Minnie sells hats straight from Paris. One day their eyes meet, and they fall in love. Morris wants to give Minnie a beautiful home with fine furnishings, but he is only a poor fishmonger. And so he comes up with a brilliant plan — he will make their wedding so fancy that their guests will have to shower them with lavish gifts. His Minnie will live like a movie star!

Morris’s plan backfires, of course, but like all good love stories, the tale ends in a happy — if surprising — fashion.

Cary Fagan’s witty adaptation of The Ghetto Wedding by Abraham Cahan is accompanied by Regolo Ricci’s vibrant illustrations, resulting in a timeless and delightful tale.

About the authors

Cary Fagan is the author of eight previous novels and five books of short stories, including The Student, Great Adventures for the Faint of Heart, and A Bird's Eye. He has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Writers' Trust Fiction Award, the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, and has won the Toronto Book Award and the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction. He is also an acclaimed writer of books for children, having won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, the IODE Jean Throop Book Award, a Mr. Christie Silver Medal, the Joan Betty Stuchner—Oy Vey!—Funniest Children's Book Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. Fagan's work has been translated into French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Catalan, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Chinese, Korean and Persian. He still lives in his hometown of Toronto.

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Regolo Ricci was born in southern Italy and moved to Canada as a young child. He has illustrated several picture books, including Gogol’s Coat by Cary Fagan and Mr. Dickens Hits Town by Jan Mark. He was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for his illustrations in The Market Wedding. Regolo lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

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