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Miles of Smiles: The Story of Roxey, the Long Island Rail Road Dog

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Tells the story of Roxey, a stray dog that became the mascot of the Long Island Rail Road between 1901 and 1915, even meeting President Theodore Roosevelt. Based on a true story; includes author's notes with facts about Roxey and the history of the Long Island Rail Road.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Blue Marlin Publications
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Jul 23, 2010 Peacegal rated it liked it
Shelves: humane-education
Lovely oil-paint illustrations capture the time period in this story of Roxey, a train-hopping former stray who charms everyone, including President Theodore Roosevelt.

Roxey could be an addition to discussions about transportation history, famous animals, and adopted dogs.

Roxey's fans may be annoyed that the illustrations don't look much like the original mixed-breed. (Although the original Roxey was a dog of mostly indeterminable lineage, the artist depicts him as more identifiably pit bull te
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Feb 16, 2012 Jeanne Moran rated it it was amazing
This picture book for ages 6-10 is filled with the love of a mutt and the charm of the railroad in the early 1900s. Beautiful illustrations, quality paper, and a delightful story (including a surprise appearance by Teddy Roosevelt) make this a book to keep and share with children you love.
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