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Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch Hardcover – April 29, 2008
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“Barasch's watercolors bring this historical dog to endearing life.” ―Miami Herald
“Readers will be captivated by Owney's journey from hungry and homeless to beloved guardian of the mail trains... sure to develop a loyal following among lovers of dog stories.” ―Starred, School Library Journal
“Ever alert and increasingly covered in tags attached at his many stopovers, this small dog makes an engaging centerpiece.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Kudos to Kerby who...did plenty of research for this kid-friendly history. . . . The Ink-and-watercolor paintings, ranging from two-page spreads to vignettes, are varied and interesting.” ―Booklist
“Watercolor-and-ink sketches warmly illustrate the mixed-breed terrier and showcase the varied architectural styles that housed post offices around the country.” ―Horn Book
“This is a versatile little doggy number: it could also serve as a readaloud . . . or it could serve as an offbeat springboard to explorations of travel or even the postal system.” ―Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
From the Author
Mona Kerby writes award-winning fiction, nonfiction, and picture books for children.
Her 38 Weeks Till Summer Vacation won the Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch won the California Young Readers Award and the Vermont Red Clover Award and received the Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award. See monakerby.com for more information.
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