Join us at Otis Library for a very special after-hours event with New York Times bestselling author, Luis Carlos Montalván and service dog and best friend, “Tuesday.” Perfect for all ages, the pair will read Tuesday Tucks Me In. Afterwards Former US Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván will talk on having a service dog for a best friend.
Copies of the books (Tuesday Tucks Me In and Until Tuesday) will be available for purchase. Former US Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván will sign books after the events. Mingle and enjoy refreshments while waiting for your personal meet and greet opportunity with your signed book.
Event Date: October 2, 2014
Event Time: Begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:30 pm
Event Cost: FREE
Event Location: Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT 06360
About Tuesday Tucks Me In
Tuesday is a service dog for Montalván, who has post-traumatic stress disorder, among other disabilities, and knows exactly how and when to soothe him. Tuesday is always with his owner, supporting him as he goes down stairs or riding with him in cabs. The book is told from the dog’s point of view and narrated in a calm, easy-to-understand tone (“I even sleep with him, which helps control his nightmares”). The book is humorous but also portrays the sometimes-depressing reality of Montalván’s life. It documents their daily activities, including going to the veteran’s hospital. There are special treats, too, such as an ice-cream cone at Coney Island. Readers see the close bond between the two and how they care for each other. Crisp, full-page, full-color photographs make evident this strong bond and show their busy life in New York City. The book concludes with an informational note from Montalván that explains more about his disabilities and how much freedom Tuesday has given him. He also talks briefly about the organization that trained Tuesday. A well-written, informative book for both school and public libraries.—Susan E. Murray, formerly at Glendale Public Library, AZ