How Tia Lola Came to Stay

How Tia Lola Came to Stay

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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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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 142.24 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0440418704
  • 9780440418702
  • 783,121

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"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! Tia Lola, his quirky, "carismatica, 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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"Like all good stories, this one incorporates a lesson just subtle enough that readers will forget they're being taught, but in the end will understand themselves, and others, a little better, regardless of the la lengua nativa - the mother tongue. Simple, bella, un regalo permanente simple and beautiful, a gift that will stay."-Kirkus Reviews
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About Julia Alvarez

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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Rating details

1,451 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (308)
4 37% (530)
3 34% (490)
2 6% (87)
1 2% (36)
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