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

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

by Dirk Wales Illustrated by Diane Kenna

This book presents the true story of Owney, a stray dog that wandered into the Albany, New York, post office one cold night in 1889 and became a mascot of the postal service. Owney was a friend of the mail. He loved the smell of railroad mail bags. He slept on them and road 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 hundereds of new friends. As he traveled, baggage tags were fixed to his collar by faraway Post Offices.

Ages
7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.7
Lexile Measure
950L
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Adventure, Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Dirk Wales
Diane Kenna

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