How Tia Lola Came to Stay Kindle î Lola Came

How Tia Lola Came to Stay Kindle î Lola Came

How Tia Lola Came to Stay ➢ [Epub] ➜ How Tia Lola Came to Stay By Julia Alvarez ➬ – 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 uirky carismática A delightfully Lola Came PDF/EPUB ¶ 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 uirky carismática and maybe magical aunt makes his life even 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.

10 thoughts on “How Tia Lola Came to Stay

  1. Rachel León Rachel León says:

    35 stars rounded up because I love Julia AlvarezA cute middle grade novel about a boy trying to settle in Vermont after his parents' divorce His tia Lola comes from the Dominican Republic to help the family out and though embarrassing at first the boy comes to treasure his aunt Overall it's a cute heartwarming story

  2. H H says:

    More of a 2 12 than a 3 This is the story of 10 year old Miguel who must cope with a relocation from New York City to Vermont where his dark skin and Spanish name set him apart his parents' separation and the arrival of Tia Lola from the Dominican Republic Tia Lola is like a wild parrot in the staid town Miguel must now live in and he swings between loving her stories and food to being acutely embarassed of her exuberant ways disastrous attempts at English and santeria influenced beliefs Through the course of the book Miguel sees how much Lola's warmth impacts his family and the people in their town and grows to adjust to his new life This book is perfectly fine for kids 3rd 5th and is well written but there was a curious lack of payoff For instance Miguel spends many chapters agonizing about making the baseball team and then we never get an actual scene where he gets the call or is told he makes it And then the team falls off the map we never hear of it again really except how it is used to turn a hard man's heart Why build that as major tension then or less abandon it? I felt the same way about Mami's birthday party Pages were devoted to it but the actual scene of Mami's party is curiously rushed and flat I think this is fine for adults who Alvarez normally writes for as we are probably looking for the emotional resonance from the caracters than for the release of the event but I think many kids will find this book somewhat flat and without climax Alvarez writes beautifully but I don't think this book will catch on well with Blue Stem readers

  3. Honya Honya says:

    Rating 25 of 5Well I must admit How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay was a surprise for me I really expected to love it I probably ought to have loved it It’s a solid middle grade story with all the right stuff–helping kids deal with divorce sports family cultural diversity the works Plus it gives a good look into Dominican culture and it helps introduce kids to lots of Spanish words Plus it teaches about giving people a chance and looking for unexpected ways to handle problems But the truth is that this book just fell kind of flat for me A large part of it is that the entire story is written in present tense which has always been challenging for me to adjust to in a book I love the premise of playing with tenses and persons in writing but when it comes down to it present tense is just awkward in large uantities Also for all the colorful details Álvarez put into the characters they never felt like solid real people; I could never really see them or connect to them So although I think I would like to give Álvarez’s writing another try in a different book I didn’t love How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay like I expected and wanted to

  4. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Told in first person which works pretty well actuallyVery concise the developments progress swiftly in page count; the story actually takes place over a realistic length of timeThe author's voice is recognizably that of a poet Which is not to say flowery or even melodic but there's something special thereAnd now I really want some huevos rancheros And maybe some uipes though I've never heard of them before the recipe on Goya's website does look goodSuch a feel good story; it gets and joyful as it goes along Recommended

  5. Kara Kara says:

    Julia Alvarez is a good author but based on this book she isn't suited for writing young adult novels I felt like she dumbed her book down so that young adults would understand her but young adults really aren't that dumb The story could have been a nice story but trying to teach spanish seemed to be important to the author then developing the story

  6. Ms. Cofield Ms. Cofield says:

    Tia Lola is visiting her family in Vermont Mami Miguel and Juanita and uickly captures your heart She will make you wish that she was your aunt We take a journey with the young boy Miguel trying to cope with his parents lingering divorce as well as coping with moving from the hustle and bustle of New York to the uieter slower paced life of Vermont The author Julia Alvarez does a great job documenting Miguel's growing comfort with his auntI love how the book was written in English and had Spanish phrases mixed in Alvarez would have the Spanish phrase and then the English directly following it I believe this way of writing added to the authenticity of the plot and made Tia Lola's character realistic I love hoe Alvarez also incorporated real life issues into the text divorce moving making new friends feeling different etc She did so in a beautiful manner that did not harp on the negative issues facing Miguel and Juanita I love how the text ends on such a positive note and Miguel grows comfortable with his identity as a young Latin American man I won't spoil the ending but I love seeing the intersectionality his identities being American as well as DominicanThis would be a great book to use as a read aloud in upper elementary grades I could even see this text being used to start discussion or starters for writing prompts Some key messages that teachers could emphasize or turn into further lessons are how Miguel became comfortable and less embarrassed of his aunt how it feels when you have to move to a different environment or cope with a divorce This book could also spark conversation about being comfortable in our own skin and being proud of our stories and the things we go through to make us who we are

  7. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    I wish I had a aunt like Tia Lola The story is told in the first person by Miguel who has just moved from New York City to rural Vermont with his sister and mother after his parents' divorce Tia Lola their mother's aunt comes from the Dominican Republic to look after them Tia Lola is an irresistibly likeable character naturally friendly and able to communicate despite knowing no English In the course of the year in which the story takes place the whole family in fact the whole town grows fond of her Her ability to solve problems seems magical and I hated the story to end because I wanted to read about her Thank goodness there are 2 Tia Lola books Highly recommended as an introduction to Dominican culture to Spanish and to a wonderful character

  8. Jackie Jackie says:

    Tia Lola comes to Vermont to visit Linda Guzman and her children Juanita and Miguel They've recently moved there from New York after their parent's divorce Miguel is a slightly embarrassed by his Spanish speaking flamboyant eccentric yet loving and wise aunt As her visit extends into many months the whole family comes to rely on Lola for her heart warming stories her delicious spicy food and her magic way with people Many months later when Christmas rolls around Miguel can think of only one present he truly wantsthat is for Tia Lola to live with them in Vermont and become part of his extended family forever

  9. Susan Susan says:

    This is a young young adult book probably appropriate for upper elementary than for middle school It's a sweet simple story with a nice message about being happy with what you have and who you are The protagonist is 10 year old Miguel a brown American whose parents are from the Dominican Republic That and the descriptions of Tía Aunt Lola's antics could make it a good introduction to other cultures; and Miguel's parents are getting a divorce so students in that situation may find comfort in meeting someone like them who is trying to make the best of the situation

  10. Amy Amy says:

    Such a great book happy throughout Despite the fact that the family in this book is dealing with a divorce the characters are energized by Tia Lola who comes from the Dominican Republic to help care for the kids in their new home in Vermont Tia who knows no English knows how to have fun and her energy brings love friendship to the family

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