Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Book Review: Canadian picture books

Featured in this post are two delightful picture books with stories from very different areas of Canada.

First off, is The Market Wedding by Cary Fagan. This story is about two people who work in Toronto's Kensington Market at the turn of the century and who fall in love. When their extravagant marriage plans go awry, it's their friends who set them right. Regolo Ricci's rich and colourful art help bring this story alive.

The second picture book, Under a Prairie Sky by Anne Laurel Carter tells the story of a young boy who wants to be a Mountie when he grows up. The dynamic watercolours of Alan and Lea Daniel add to the suspense of this story as the young boy searches for his brother.

Book Details:

The Market Wedding by Cary Fagan
Published by Tundra Books, 2000

Under a Prairie Sky by Anne Laurel Carter
Published by Orca Book Publishers, 2002

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