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Tuesday Takes Me There: The Healing Journey of a Veteran and his Service Dog

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  41 reviews
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
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 14th 2016 by Post Hill Press
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Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I was delighted to read Tuesday Takes Me There this morning. This is the last book I’ve read on Luis and Tuesday. The story is about a trip that Luis and his service dog Tuesday take around New York and beyond. On the trip, they visit different landmarks and places in New York. They take different modes of transportation and Tuesday loves every minute. Finally they take a stroll through the country
Diana Lopez
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have read Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and his Service Dog, and now "Tuesday Takes Me There." I found all of Luis Montalván's books to be so incredibly touching, thought-provoking, educational, and profound--yes, I mean the children's books, too. I am a librarian who serves kids, adults, and teens. A highlight of my career was Luis Montalván and Tuesday's visit to my library to read "Tuesday Tucks ...more
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful and important book that highlights the very special bond that a former U.S. Army Captain, who has PTSD from his experiences serving in Iraq, has with his service dog. In addition, the book introduces children to important places and monuments in our country like the Freedom Tower and the Arlington National Cemetery. There are so few children's books that deal with soldiers, the military, and PTSD from which so many of our service men and women suffer. This book, like Montalva ...more
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book for children, and adults alike! The author does a great job of sharing what it's like to live and work with a service dog by explaining how Tuesday helps him travel around. The photographs are fantastic and really help tell the story. In addition to just being a great book, this also would be a great book for schools or libraries to use for special themed storytimes or programs. There aren't that many books out there for kids that talk about what a service dog does, so this ...more
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let Tuesday Take You There!
Tuesday Takes Me There is a fun and educational journey of a Veteran and his beloved Service dog, Tuesday! Another brilliant and vibrant piece by Luis Carlos Montalván! Bravo! Thank you Luis Carlos Montalván, Bret Witter, and Dan Dion for another wonderful and inspiring book!
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you love someone with PTSD, read this book. If you love dogs, read this book. This is an excellent book to help explain the role of service dogs to children. (Some adults need the education as well.) The photographs are gorgeous. I particularly like how the photographer captured the bond between Luis and Tuesday. Take some time to read this, and then share it with a friend.
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Luis Carlos Montalvan and Tuesday have invited their readers to accompany them on a journey using various means of transportation. It's a fun read and guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of all ages.
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book, fantastic photos, great story!! Can't wait to share with our students during our R.E.A.D (reading education assistance dog) program. They are going to love it!!
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tuesday Takes Me There is a very well written book. Children of all ages will love it.
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: readers of all ages
Luis Carlos Montalván has written a new book that will educate, entertain, and inspire each reader. In Tuesday Takes Me There, we are first greeted by the beautiful image of Luis' service dog, Tuesday, as he and Luis prepare for a day of traveling. With each turn of the page, readers are taken on a very meaningful journey, learning how Tuesday provides assistance to Luis. The stunning photographs clearly show the strong and loving relationship between this Army veteran and his service dog. The s ...more
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having read and loved both Until Tuesday (the author's memoir written for adults) and Tuesday Tucks Me In, I couldn't wait to read Tuesday Takes Me There. There are so many things I could say about this special book! Tuesday Takes Me There tells the story of a journey taken by a disabled veteran and his service dog. The framework provided by the theme of travel is perfect for everything that makes the book unique: information about how service dogs do their work; fun historical tidbits about the ...more
Elaine Deschamps
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Luis and Tuesday bring children's books to a new level. It's hard for me to explain my reaction to the book because it was so visceral. Each page tells an adventurous and poignant story, Tuesday as his service dog along every step. Luis and Tuesday travel through the magic of New York City and then to Washington DC. Luis and Tuesday beautifully weave experience, adventure, HISTORY, poetry, in this book you'll read more than twice. You'll read it again and take in the magic of how a service dog e ...more
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This fun, playful, touching, and informative book is for EVERYONE!! The story of Luis and his service dog, Tuesday-told through the eyes of this loving Golden Retriever-is such a special book that will put a smile on your face and will touch your heart. It's the perfect book for teachers, librarians, and families. It's full of fantastic photos of the special journey and bond between the two, and with informative facts of each place they visit. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I know you ...more
Judy Noon
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pack your bags and get ready for an incredibly fun, learning, and loving experience. From Freedom Tower to Arlington National Cemetery, by horse-drawn carriage to train, together Luis and Tuesday take you with them on their special journey of healing and love to reach "the most important place of all." Beautifully written and photographed, Tuesday Takes Me There inspires and shares with young and old that remarkable bond between a soldier and his service dog. Five stars is not enough!
Mary Teater
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got this book this week and I absolutely love it. It, along with the other books that Luis has written,
are wonderful and this book is great for children of all ages to read. Luis and Tuesday are such an inspiration to everyone and hope that Luis and Tuesday keep these wonderful books coming. The pictures are such amazing and love the story behind the pictures. It is a gentle introduction to children about disabled veterans and what they go through each day.

Mary Teater
Jeannine Jennette
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book for both children and those of us children at heart. The book was informative and well written. There is a little history of buildings and locations where Luis and Tuesday visit so the children will understand both the mode of transportation used and the places they go. Made sure you read all of Capt. Montalván's books so you fully understand his journeys with Tuesday.
Becky Kurtz
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An awesome book! :-) With each page I smiled and smiled! :-) What a delightful book. Many books have touched my heart, but none so deeply as this special book! :-) I can't wait for our library patrons to check this book out and experience the warmth and joy it holds inside! :-)
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tuesday Takes Me There is another special children's book written by Luis Carlos Montalvan. Luis, a wounded war veteran, and his best friend and service dog, Tuesday, take us on a tour of places that he and Tuesday like to visit near their home in New York City and at locations in and around Washington, D.C. Luis suffers from PTSD and physical wounds as a result of serving in a war and he wants to show us just how important and life changing it is to himself and other wounded veterans to have a ...more
J.D. Holman
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The author of this book died just over a week ago, and last night, I found this book waiting in a pile of school library books I needed to finish processing. It was difficult, but I just had to read it. Very touching. It's a great book about service dogs, but also about different modes of transportation.

Poor Tuesday. I feel so bad for him, to have lost his buddy.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book brought tears to my eyes. A beautiful story with great photography. Who doesn't love seeing a happy Goldie at work and play? A very touching story about veteran Captain Luis Carlos Montalvān with PTSD and the dog that helps him as they journey to visit many places together.
Joe Holman
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, children
I very nice children's book to help kids understand all the places a service dog goes and how the service dog helps his person deal with all those places.
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
A wonderful continuation of Luis and Tuesday's lives. Heartbreaking to read now that he is gone and Tuesday is retired from service.
RIP Luis, you suffered so much.
Ash Wilson
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, dogs
After completing Luis’s two novels about his life with Tuesday, I wanted to read the two children’s books about his and Tuesday’s adventures.

Problem was, when I looked it up, all of the libraries in my county only had one of the two books. So I felt pretty silly when I put an inter-library hold on “Tuesday Takes Me There”, which means that my library had to get it from a library outside of our network and sometimes even outside of our state, and I had to pay a shipping and handling fee of $2 wh
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
There isn't much of a plot here - just a series of charming warm photographs of Montalvan and his sweet service dog, Tuesday going places in a variety of forms of transportation. That really isn't an issue though as an overall story of the love between these two and the life-saving role of a service dog comes through strongly. I think kids will love this.

Tuesday's voice is nicely done. If a golden retriever could talk I think he/she would sound like this ;-)

Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Join Tuesday the service dog and Luis, his serviceman friend on a journey from New York City to Washington DC. Beautifully photographed and compassionately portrayed, kids learn about famous landmarks in these iconic cities and gain understanding into PTSD and service animals.
I love these books about Former Captain Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday, and I especially love that he dedicated this book to teachers and librarians. Thank you Captain Montalvan for your service to our country and your continued service to our children and communities.
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Join Luis, a disabled veteran, and his service dog, Tuesday as they travel by bus, train, helicopter and more to an important event. Based on the true story of a wounded veteran and the dog that saved him.
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sequel to Tuesday Tucks Me In. A service dog helps a veteran with PTSD visit famous sites in NYC and Washington DC. They employ various forms of transportation--use for pre/K transportation unit. Also tie-in with Veteran's Day, and learning about tourist destinations in New York and Washington DC.
Carol Whitener
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Must Read: Provides Doors to Learning and a Great Service

"Tuesday Takes Me There" is a very professionally done book that I recommend especially for children. Adults who still have a big kid in them; anyone who enjoys opening the doorways of learning; and those who like to remember, honor and show respect to those who have given so much that we could have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness would also enjoy this book. This journey is delightful and meaningful. I so enjoyed encountering a
If you haven't read the author's previous children's book, Tuesday Tucks Me In, order it right now. If you have read it, then you will certainly want this newest book for children. Filled with photographs and text that explains what's happening in the photographs without detracting from the story, veteran Luis Montalvan and his service dog, Tuesday, bring readers into their lives by showing them what a typical day is like. The two friends travel by many different means as they make their way fro ...more
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LUIS CARLOS MONTALVÁN is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and advocate. TUESDAY is Montalván's beloved service dog and the recipient of the American Kennel Club (AKC) Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) - Service Dog.

A 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Captain Montalván served multiple tours abroad and was decorated with numerous awards including two Bronze St

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