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How Tía Lola learned to teach

by Alvarez, Julia.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Beechview Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Alvarez
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j FICTION Alvarez
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Alvarez
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j FICTION Alvarez
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Alvarez
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j FICTION Alvarez
 
 
Clairton Public Library Junior Fiction J A
Location  Clairton Public Library
 
Collection  Junior Fiction
 
Call Number  J A
 
 
Summary
Tía Lola has been invited to teach Spanish at her niece and nephew's elementary school. But Miguel wants nothing to do with the arrangement. He hasn't had an easy time adjusting to his new school in Vermont and doesn't like living so far away from Papi, who has a new girlfriend and an announcement to make. On the other hand, Miguel's little sister, Juanita, can't wait to introduce her colorfully dressed aunt with her migrating beauty mark to all her friends at school--that is, if she can stop getting distracted long enough to remember to do so. Before long, Tía Lola is organizing a Spanish treasure hunt and a Carnaval fiesta at school. Will Miguel be willing to join the fun? Will Juanita get her head out of the clouds and lead her classmates to victory in the treasure hunt?
Told with abundant humor and heart, Julia Alvarez's new Tía Lola story is the long-awaited sequel to the beloved How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Just as warm and upbeat as How Tía Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (2001), the second book about Miguel and Juanita's aunt, who comes from the Dominican Republic to live with the kids' family in Vermont, is written in the same lively, playful style. Language is a central focus as Tía Lola volunteers to teach Spanish in the local elementary school. The story builds to a tense climax when her visa is about to expire, and the whole town rallies for her to stay. Readers will enjoy both the messages and the humor in Tía's wry, wise sayings.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Alvarez, Julia. Tía Lola stories.
Subjects Great-aunts -- Juvenile fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Vermont -- Juvenile fiction.
Community life -- Vermont -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Divorce -- Juvenile fiction.
Great-aunts -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- Vermont -- Fiction.
Community life -- Vermont -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Divorce -- Fiction.
Vermont -- Juvenile fiction.
Vermont -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Audience 008-012.
Language English
Description 134 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780375864605 (trade hardcover)
0375864601 (trade hardcover)
9780375964602 (hardcover library binding)
0375964606 (hardcover library binding)
9780375857928 (trade pbk.)
0375857923 (trade pbk.)
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