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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (677 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Alvarez Narrator: Michelle Gonzalez Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tia Lola Stories Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780307707703
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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.

Although ten year old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents’ divorce, he learns to love her.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey | 2/20/2014

    " Global Reading Challenge book for Concord School. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseluis espinosa | 2/12/2014

    " is a really nice book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juan Duran | 1/28/2014

    " this book was fun but i dint like it that much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 1/20/2014

    " The kid couldn't wait for me to finish this story. It was heartwarming and funny. I would recommend this book for anyone who has a kid going through a relocation. The kids in the book have moved to Vermont from NYC. It's not just a Latino kid book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg J. | 1/16/2014

    " I loved the Spanish in this book! Even though the author does an excellent job of telling what the words mean without just repeating everything in English, the kids are still having a hard time reading it. It's still a great story though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/15/2014

    " Very cute! I wish I had an aunt like Tia Lola! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 1/15/2014

    " I'm reading this book with my group of 4th and 5th graders. The students are really enjoy the story. They seem to be making a lot of connections, and their relating well to the main character, Miguel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion | 12/4/2013

    " Read this in Spanish and loved it as much as when I read it three years ago in English! I love Julia Alvarez - so much wisdom and such beautiful storytelling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mslib | 12/3/2013

    " I read this as part of In2Books program, with my 4th grade epal. It took me 2 weeks to read it because I was trying to to figure out how to gently explain to her why I didn't like it. I haven't had her report yet, but I did send my thoughts to her. I hope she likes it better than I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arriana Emajo | 10/19/2013

    " its kinda hard to understand what their saying "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 7/7/2013

    " This book is a great book to have a whole alots of questions to ask Ms. Necci I say this because it has a mixure of both English and Spanish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siena | 5/4/2013

    " Was an okay book. I did not like how the book was written in present tense, which is often confusing to me. The novel had a pitiful predictable plot which was not very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah Feliz | 3/23/2013

    " Very nice for young children - although adults can enjoy this book as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Katz | 6/5/2012

    " Funny. Tia Lola, an Aunty Mame-type character, speaks little English but charms a Vermont town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 5/17/2012

    " Great book to read out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shantal valdez | 5/15/2012

    " THIS ISZ BOOK IZ MA INTRSTIN ITZSX ABOUT 2 KIDZSX WHO AUNT COME 2 VISIT FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.BUT.. THERES 1 PROBLEM THEIR AUT DONT SPEAK ENGLISH SOO ITSXZ HARD FOR THEM TO COMUCATE.BUT AFTER A WHILE DEII GET USED 2 IT :-] "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 6/30/2011

    " Grades 3+. Moving to Vermont after his parents plit, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tia Lola, his quirky and possibly magical aunt, makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. "

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