How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (The Tia Lola Stories)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 3 - 7Grades 3 - 5R4.8n/a
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.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on April 10, 2001 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375802150
ISBN-13: 9780375802157
7 Book Reviews
  • pig over 1 year
    This book is so amazing i wish i could read more Tia Lola books like this.
    • cool girlalmost 7 years
      i dont like it
      • kellyclass
        Ms. Kellyover 7 years44 stars
        Julia Alvarez makes characters and their experiences come alive. Told in 1st person point of view, I laughed and cried as 10 year old Miguel related life in a new town after his parent's divorce. Chapter 3 is a real gem angling internal & external conflict.
        • audreyjohnson
          audreyjohnsonover 7 years44 stars
          This was a great book about Tia (Aunt) Lola coming from the Dominican Republic to visit siblings, Miguel and Juanita, in Vermont. My favorite part was when Miguel and Juanita teach Tia Lola how to speak English. They make a lot of new friends with Tia Lola around.
          • amaeder
            amaederover 7 years
            Tia Lola, Miguel's aunt, comes for a visit to Vermont where he lives. She only speaks Spanish so Miguel and his sister have to learn Spanish to communicate with their aunt. I recommend this book because it is funny!
            • bilingual
              bilingualover 7 years
              English Version is much better than the Spanish Translation. Very comparable to real family aunt visits.
              • bilingual
                bilingualover 7 years
                English Version is much better than the Spanish Translation. Very comparable to real family aunt visits.