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Kerby, Mona.
New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
IL K-3, RL 2.8
ISBN 0374356858
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What is the longest time you have been away from home? Do you like to collect patches or postcards or souvenirs from your trips?
One day in 1888, a small dog wandered into a post office in Albany, New York and found a place to sleep. Owney began to ride the wagons that delivered the mail. Then Owney started jumping onto mail trains. As he traveled, mail carriers would attach a tag to his collar that told where he had been. Owney never seemed to get tired of traveling and made friends with people all across the United States as he traveled with the mail. Someone got the idea to send Owney by steamship on world trip lasting 132 days.
Maybe you’ll want to look at a map or globe to find out just where Owney traveled. This book is based on a true story.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Owney (Dog) -- Fiction.
                        Terriers -- Fiction.
                        Dogs -- Fiction.
                        Mascots -- Fiction.
                        Postal service -- Fiction.
                        Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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