Jackpot of the Beagle Brigade

Animals, Book, Places, Work

Jackpot of the Beagle Brigade

By: Sam Epstein, Beryl Epstein, George Ancona
Publisher: Macmillian Publishing Company, 1987
Age Level: 9-12
Language: English
ISBN: 0-02-733510-0


This is the story of Jackpot, a little brown beagle that does a very big job for all of us. Working at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jackpot makes sure products that could be carrying disease—and could infect our agriculture—don’t get into this country.

If you’ve ever flown to New York, you may have seen Jackpot. He trots about the hall where your luggage is sent from the airplane, sniffing suitcases and bags and packages. And if he finds forbidden foods or plants among your things, watch out!

A highly trained professional, Jackpot is respected and adored—except perhaps by the people he catches. Here he stops three travelers in a typical workday. Find out what happens to the—and to Jackpot—in this fascinating story about one of our country’s best defense weapons.