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Trace Adkins Narrates New Virtual Children’s Book ‘Owney: Tales From the Rails’

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Trace Adkins can now add narrator to his never-ending list of career accomplishments. Adkins has teamed up with the Smithsonian National Postal Museum to present the true children’s story of Owney — the dog famous for riding the rails and visiting Post Offices across the country in the 1890s — in a new eBook.

Prior to the release of the new story, Owney was also the subject of a recently-released official commemorative stamp issued by the US Postal Service, which has been preserved and is on display at the museum.

“As a father of five, history buff and animal lover, I am very proud to work with the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum to bring Owney’s fascinating story to life,” says Adkins. “The song and this story provide a fun way for families to learn together.”

Adkins not only narrates ‘Owney: Tales From the Rails,’ but also lends his singing chops to the musical soundtrack, both of which are currently available online. A curriculum has also been made available so teachers can share the sweet story with the students in their classroom.

“This eBook will allow families and classrooms all over the country to discover the story of Owney,” adds K. Allison Wickens, Director of Education at the museum. “It is wonderful to see a book that combines such heart and artistry with historically accuracy. I love the animated illustrations and musical elements; they enrich the narration in ways a print book cannot.”

For the iPad version of the eBook, visit the book’s official website by clicking here.

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