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A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot

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Owney was a friend of the mail. He loved the smell of railroad mail bags. He slept on them and rode with them to the train station in Albany, New York. One day he got a chance to ride a Mail Train. That was the beginning of Owney's travels on Mail Trains all over the country and his chance to make hundreds of new friends.

As he traveled, "baggage tags" were fixed to his co

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Great Plains (first published September 2003)
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I read this to Logan years ago, but he didn't enjoy it. I think maybe we didn't even finish it. But he pulled it out last night and we had a good time reading it. He was surprised it was non-fiction and also surprised that anyone would let their dog just travel around be rail and steamer alone like that! I would have liked it to have some real photos of Owney at the end. We looked them up and it made it a lot more real to see them.

One interesting tidbit we found was that Owney was "stuffed" as m
Sam Willis
A true story about a stray dog that became the USPS mascot and travelled around the world. It's quite informative and explains the railroad system and how mail was delivered back in the 1890s. This would be great for kids that love animals or are interested in trains. The pictures were detailed and provide a lot for the younger kids to look at.
Owney was the mascot of the Postal Seervice, riding the trains and protecting the mail in the late 1800s. This picturebook tells his story.
Feb 19, 2009 Corbin added it
This is a cool short book about a dog that dilivers things.He travels on a train and gives people good luck. He's the best on the whole train and has one gold meadles because he's so good at his job.
Cute and a good story, but I felt that the telling of it had holes and left something to be desired. Good concept, but could have been executed better.
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