The Further Adventures of A Lucky Dog attempts to expand on factual history to tell a wider story of the life of Owney out of the possibilities of who he might have met and where he might have gone, or, what we might know about him if one of us had traveled along with him, out of sight, watching this remarkable dog make friends and have adventures none of us could even dream of.
One of the factual matters this book considers was the importance of Chicago as a central railhead for cross-country train travel during this period. To have adventures across the country, Owney could not avoid, factually, moving often through Chicago. That would not only be fun for him, but also allow him opportunities to take advantage of the many attractions in Chicago during that period, like the World Columbian Exposition of 1893, or what is referred to now as the White City. If the people of that world stopped in Chicago and visited the fair, why not Owney?
This is the expansion of Owney’s story. A story sprinkled with facts as well as things that might have been.
Awards & Accolades:
- Mom’s Choice Award
- It is in almost every Railroad Museum in America!