How Tia Lola Saved the Summer (Hardcover)

By Julia Alvarez

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375867279, 141pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 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, TIa 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 TIa Lola Stories is sure to delight young readers and leave them looking forward to their own summer fun.

About the Author

JULIA ALVAREZ is the author of two other beloved stories about TIa Lola, "How TIa Lola Came to (Visit) Stay" and "How TIa Lola Learned to Teach," in addition to several critically acclaimed books for children and adults. She is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Praise For How Tia Lola Saved the Summer

“Tía Lola is that special aunt who knows how to add a touch of fun to everything!” —

 “Replete with adventure and humor. . . . Returning readers will rejoice in reconnecting with the effervescent Tía Lola and the rest of the gang, while even readers new to the tales will want to read more about Vermont's favorite Dominican aunt.” —Kirkus Reviews