Owney, The Mail-pouch Pooch

byMona KerbyIllustratorLynne Barasch

April 29, 2008|
Owney, The Mail-pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby
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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. 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.
Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children''s Book of the Year.

MONA KERBY has written many acclaimed books for children. She lives in Westminster, Maryland. LYNNE BARASCH is the author/illustrator of several picture books, including Radio Rescue, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in New York City.
Title:Owney, The Mail-pouch Pooch
Product dimensions:40 pages, 11.18 X 8.95 X 0.38 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 11.18 X 8.95 X 0.38 in
Published:April 29, 2008
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780374356859

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