Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and His Service Dog (Hardcover)

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      There is a remarkable bond between  an ex-serviceman, a "wounded warrior", and a professionally trained service dog, Tuesday, who helps with Fmr. Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan's  physical and emotional challenges.  Not only does Luis have terrible physical pain, he needs Tuesday, a big handsome and smart Golden Retriever, to provide a certain calm and centering throughout the day. Be sure to note the sox that Mr. Montalvan wears! This is such a moving story and the cover tells you everything about this beautiful relationship between man and  his very best friend." ~Judy                                                                                                                

— Judy Bulow is our Lead Children's Book Buyer & a TC Kids' expert since the 1980s.


As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.

About the Author

Luis Carlos Montalván is the New York Times-bestselling author of Until Tuesday. A writer, advocate, and consultant, he received a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Montalván was a seventeen-year veteran of the U.S. Army who served multiple combat tours in Iraq.

Bret Witter has collaborated on many acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestseller Dewey, Tuesday Tucks Me In, and The Monuments Men. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dan Dion is a photographer residing in San Francisco, California. His books include Tuesday Tucks Me In.

Praise For…

“Children, even if initially just drawn in by the adorable dog pictures, will come away with a much greater understanding of the lives of both a returning vet and a service dog.” —The Horn Book

“The reciprocal loyalty and love between dog and owner is palpable and endearing, and photographs of Tuesday resting his head on his master's feet or taking a cab ride will delight dog lovers.” —Booklist

“A well-written, informative book.” —School Library Journal

“A touching story that will appeal to all dog lovers and to older children, including those with limited reading skills.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A moving story about companionship, loyalty, and the value of service dogs.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596438910
ISBN-10: 1596438916
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English