The Market Wedding
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Regolo Ricci
Publication Date September 24, 2014
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.
Cary Fagan is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. He has twice been a Toronto Book Award finalist, and he has won the Jewish Book Award and the World Storytelling Award. He has been a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Norma Fleck Award, the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, the Blue Spruce Award and the Silver Birch Express Award. Cary lives with his family in Toronto.
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.