One Proud Penny (Hardcover)

By Randy Siegel, Serge Bloch (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626722354, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
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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 for Roaring Brook Press, which Publisher'sWeekly called, "a wry and contemporary reality check on the going-to-Grandma's genre." Siegel has written for newspapers and magazines around the country and works for Advance Publications in New York City.

Serge Bloch is a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner and the recipient of France's Baobab Award. He illustrated Susie Morgenstern's A Book of Coupons, named an ALA Batchelder Honor Book, and has written and illustrated numerous books for children and young adults. He lives in Paris.

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