How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (The Tia Lola Stories #1) (Paperback)

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An endearing family story from the international bestselling author of How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies

"This twist on a classic story demonstrates that difficult transitions can be eased by new connections. Or a possibly magical aunt." The New York Times Book Review

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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

★ "The simple music of the narrative will appeal to middle-graders. So will the play with language." —Booklist, Starred

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440418702
ISBN-10: 0440418704
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: August 13th, 2002
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: The Tia Lola Stories