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One Proud Penny

One Proud Penny

Randy Siegel; illustrated by Serge Bloch

Roaring Brook Press



Who knew the life of a penny could be so exciting?

Born in 1983, our copper (well, zinc and copper as we find out) narrator travels everywhere from New York City to Portland, Oregon, to Puerto Rico describing in colorful detail his many adventures along the way.

Randy Siegel's quirky, informative text mixed with Serge Bloch's spare but exuberant illustrations (which make use of real pennies) make this book a must-have for lovers of American history or just a good story.

A Neal Porter Book


Praise for One Proud Penny

"Worth every penny."—Kirkus

"While a nuisance to many adults, for young children, pennies are still the available currency, and this strikes just the right note for that audience."—Booklist

"Siegel does a sterling job of conjuring up an emotional life for this ubiquitous coin."—Publishers Weekly

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Randy Siegel; illustrated by Serge Bloch

Randy Siegel is the author of Grandma's Smile and My Snake Blake for Roaring Brook Press. He has written for newspapers and magazines around the country and works for Advance Publications in New York City.

Serge Bloch has won a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators and created art for numerous adult and children's books. He also illustrates for The New York Times and the Boston Globe among other publications. For Roaring Brook Press, he has illustrated My Snake Blake and Saturday. He lives in Paris.

Randy Siegel

Serge Bloch

Serge Bloch

From the Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

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