How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 19, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
11 Reviews
A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.

Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez’s first middle-grade book sparkles with magic as it illuminates a child’s experiences living in two cultures.


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User Review  - kgoulet - LibraryThing

This is a great book for Spanish learners in Middle School. It tells the story of Miguel and his family who move to Vermont after his parents' divorce. His Tia Lola comes to visit and teaches him new life lessons. The language is simple and easy to understand. Read full review

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User Review  - agrudzien - LibraryThing

Miguel is not excited about moving to Vermont without his dad and he is not excited about starting in a new school, but he is especially not excited that his kooky Tia Lola is coming to visit and help ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Julia Alvarez is the award-winning author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, ¡Yo!, In the Time of the Butterflies, In the Name of Salomé, and a picture book, The Secret Footprints. Her most recent book for young readers is entitled Before We Were Free. She is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College.


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