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BOOKS: FOR YOUNG READERS OF ALL AGES

Tía Lola Stories

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How Tía Lola Saved the Summer

(New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2011)

Tía Lola is back!

Talk about coming to visit and then staying on! Tía Lola is back! How Tía Lola Saved the Summer was published in May 2011.

Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family -- a father, his three daughters, and their dog -- live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his aunt has something up her sleeve that just may make this the best summer ever. With her usual flair for creativity and fun, Tía Lola decides to start a summer camp for Miguel, his little sister, and the three Sword girls, complete with magical swords, nighttime treasure hunts, campfires, barbecues, and an end-of-summer surprise!

The warm and funny third book in the Tía Lola Stories is sure to delight young readers and leave them looking forward to their own summer fun!

How Tía Lola Saved the Summer, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
Available Now

The publisher, Random House has put up a wonderful Educators Guide that covers the whole series.


Julia Alvarez as Tía Lola with Sonia Manzano of Sesame Street at Symphony Space's Thalia Book Club on October 16, 2011

Readings & Writing Prompts to do with the Tía Lola books

I made up a list of passages and writing prompts to do with the kids at Symphony Space's Thalia Book Club in October 2011. I wanted to share that list with all of you.


Letter to Readers of Tía Lola Stories

If you want to know how I came to write about Tía Lola, here's a short letter to fans of Tía Lola and to the readers of these books.

Tía Lola Blog Tour 2010

If you haven't yet met Tía Lola, I hope you will join us on the online blog tour that took place in October 2010. The blog posts are still available here:

Why Tía Lola and I Love Sayings
How Tía Lola Cooks Her Beans the Dominican Way
How Tía Lola Makes Rice the Dominican Way
What Do I Do When I'm Not Writing? part one
What Do I Do When I'm Not Writing? part two
A Typical Writing Day
Introducing (some of) My Tías

Gracias to those who hosted &
read Tía Lola Blogs!

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More Books by Julia Alvarez:

How Tia Lola Came to -Visit- Stay: a novel for young readers by Julia Alvarez -- click for book summary
How Tía Lola
Came to Visit Stay
How Tía Lola Learned to Teach, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
How Tía Lola
Learned to Teach
How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
How Tía Lola
Ended Up Starting Over
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Autographed Books by Julia Alvarez

Would you like a signed -- or personalized -- copy of one of Julia's books? Simply call or email one of her two local bookstores -- or stop in for a visit.

Vermont Book Shop
38 Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont
802.388.2061
vermontbookshop.com

Middlebury College Store
58 Hepburn Road, Middlebury, Vermont
Contact Georgia Best
802.443.2258
bookstore.middlebury.edu

And, of course, Julia would love to see you at one of her upcoming appearances. To see if she will be in your town, check her calendar.

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Find Books by Julia Alvarez

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vermontbookshop.com

bookstore.middlebury.edu

penguingroup.com

randomhouse.com

powells.com

barnesandnoble.com

booksamillion.com

audiobookstand.com


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