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
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. A novelist, poet, and essayist, she is the author of nineteen books, including "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, ""In the Time of the Butterflies "a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Selection "Yo!, Something to Declare, In the Name of Salome, Saving the""World, A Wedding in Haiti, "and "The Woman I Kept to Myself". Her work has garnered wide recognition, including the 2013 National Medal of Arts, a Latina Leader Award in Literature in 2007 from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the 2002 Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the 2000 Woman of the Year by "Latina" magazine, and inclusion in the New York Public Library s 1996 program The Hand of the Poet: Original Manuscripts by 100 Masters, from John Donne to Julia Alvarez. A writer-in-residence at Middlebury College, Alvarez and her husband, Bill Eichner, established Alta Gracia, an organic coffee farm literacy arts center, in her homeland, the Dominican Republic.
“Tía Lola is that special aunt who knows how to add a touch of fun to everything!” —TimeforKids.com
“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