Tuesday, February 8, 2011

book talk tuesday

How Tia Lola Came To Visit (Stay) by Julia Alveraz

IndieBound Description: 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.

My Thoughts: Lovely book and I adore this cover! The contrast of Tia Lola's colorful clothing against the white snow--an image that perfectly sums the book and is just wonderful.

1 comment:

Patty said...

Cute, I just requested it from our library. We also just finished the Unfinished Angel... read aloud to my sons 14 & 12. It was interesting... had to work on my Italian angel voice. One thought it was funny the other wasn't so sure. ? I'll try this one on my 9 yr old daughter. THANKS!