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Five Pennies to Spend

Five Pennies to Spend

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Five Pennies to Spend, by Miriam Young with illustrations by Corinne Malvern and published by Simon & Schuster in New York, New York, in 1955.

Raised in New Jersey, Corinne Malvern (1901-1956) was a child actress who, along with her sister, performed in traveling plays, vaudeville and movies. After an accident in her teens, Malvern was forced to give up her acting career and later attended the Art Students League of New York. Proficient in watercolor, pastel, paint, pencil and ink, she launched a career as a commercial artist, and was known for her fashion illustrations and magazine covers. Shortly after, she teamed up with her sister, a children’s author, and began drawing children’s books. She illustrated seventeen Little Golden Books, including Doctor Dan, Nurse Nancy, How Big?, Susie’s New Stove, and 5 Pennies to Spend.

Object Name
book and drawing
date made
1955
publisher
Simon & Schuster
printer
Western Publishing Co., Inc.
author
Young, Miriam
illustrator
Malvern, Corinne
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
ID Number
COLL.GOLDNBK.000006
accession number
1992.0634
Credit Line
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
subject
Children's Literature
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Little Golden Books
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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