One Proud Penny (Hardcover)

By Randy Siegel, Serge Bloch (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626722354, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2017



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

About the Author

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.