The Further Adventures of a Lucky Dog

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The Further Adventures of a Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot expands on the true story of a mutt who makes a home in a U.S. post office and explores the country by rail. This charming children's book imagines Owney's friends and adventures during his travelling years from 1887 to 1896. Owney became a legendary postal mascot during this period, and his memory lives on at the Smithsonian Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, and presentation of postal history and philately. The museum uses exhibitions, educational public programs and research to make this rich history available to scholars, philatelists, collectors and visitors from around the world.


  • 32 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 12.25" x 9.25"
  • Reading ages: 7-10 years; Grade levels: 2-4
  • Written by by Dirk Wales
  • Illustrated by Catherine DeJong Artman and Townsend Artman