Thursday, June 21, 2012

Owney Gets an E-Book

According to the National Postal Museum's website, "One of the most popular exhibits in the National Postal Museum is the story of Owney, the scruffy mutt who became the unofficial mascot of the Railway Mail Service in the late 19th century. Owney’s unusual life and wide-spread travels have inspired several children’s books. Elementary schools across the United States continue to use the story of Owney as a way to connect their students with those in other states by sending stuffed toy dogs from school to school through the mail accompanied by messages from students to one another."

It goes on to say, "The Smithsonian National Postal Museum has brought the true story of Owney to “life” with beautiful animation, a fun (and historically accurate) story, the deep grandfatherly baritone of Trace Adkins, and a catchy theme song. Owney: Tales from the Rails is available as both an iPad app on the Apple iTunes Store and an e-Book on the museum's website."

For more on Owney and to open the e-book, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM