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Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch
by Mona Kerby and Lynne Barasch

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One rainy night in 1888, a stray dog wandered into the U.S. Post Office in Albany, New York. Workers found him the next morning asleep on a pile of mail pouches. The dog seemed to like the post office and the smell of the mailbags and the men's wool uniforms.  Read more...


 
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More About Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby; Lynne Barasch
 
 
 
Overview

One rainy night in 1888, a stray dog wandered into the U.S. Post Office in Albany, New York. Workers found him the next morning asleep on a pile of mail pouches. The dog seemed to like the post office and the smell of the mailbags and the men's wool uniforms. When no one came to claim him, they named him Owney and made him their pet. However, Owney's loyalty and sense of adventure soon made it clear he wasn't just an average mutt. Over the course of nine years, Owney guarded the mail--not only in Albany but on mail trains that traveled all over the United States.

Accompanied by lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, this is a delightful true story of a special dog whose faithful service earned him a trip around the world. Owney can be seen in the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374356859
  • ISBN-10: 0374356858
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Publish Date: April 2008
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 19th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dogs

 
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