As praised in the #1 bestselling book Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
From New York's Staten Island Ferry to a double-decker bus in Washington, DC, a delightful service dog, named Tuesday, narrates this fun and exciting journey with his disabled veteran partner to a very special place.
Tuesday and Luis, an Iraq War veteran, must travel by boat, bus, train, horse, pedicab and more as they race from New York City to the countryside outside the nation's capitol for an important event. Along the way, they see many famous sites, share hilarious and touching adventures, and show young readers (along with their teachers and parents) how trained service dogs help people with disabilities. Full of beautiful photos of this loveable Golden Retriever and his best friend, Tuesday Takes Me There continues the bestselling true story of a wounded veteran and the dog that saved him.
Captain Luis Carlos Montalván is a former U.S. Army officer awarded two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor and the Combat Action Badge. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him and the International Award Winning children's book, Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and his Service Dog. Luis and Tuesday reside in New York City, but travel most of the year on their mission of advocacy and education.
This stunning photo essay follows veteran Luis Montalván and his service dog, Tuesday, on a typical day. Using various forms of transportation, the two travel from Staten Island to Manhattan and across New York City, on to Washington, DC, and finally to Maryland for a visit to a library. Because the story is told from Tuesday’s point of view, it is easy to see the trust and affection between the golden retriever and Luis as they embrace new experiences and navigate busy streets. In a vivid reminder that, for many, war doesn’t end when the battles are over, readers observe how Tuesday helps Luis cope with PTSD from his time in Iraq. The book, which features colorful photographs throughout, casts their journey as a mission. The book ends with the two companions sharing their story to an enraptured storytime audience. Pair this book with Montalván’s Tuesday Tucks Me In (2014).