The Lotterys More or Less
Illustrated by Caroline HadilaksonoAges 9-12
The Lotterys More or Less is bestselling author Emma Donoghue’s warm, funny and compelling novel about a thoroughly modern family, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono.
Sumac Lottery is the fifth of seven kids who share their big house with four parents, one grandfather and five pets. At nine, she's the keeper of her family's traditions – from Pow Wow to Holi, Carnival to Hogmanay, Sumac's on guard to make sure that no Lottery celebration is forgotten.
But this winter all Sumac’s plans go awry when a Brazilian visitor overstays his welcome. A terrible ice storm grounds all flights, so one of her dads and her favourite brother can’t make it home from India. And then the power starts going out across the city . . .
Funny and heartwarming.
Guardian on The Lotterys Plus One
A smart, thoughtful reader... will enjoy the gentle humour in this tribute to the modern family.
Irish Independent on The Lotterys Plus One
There is a rich tapestry of cultural diversity at play throughout the story which threads its way through as part of family life, customs, food and festivals. Showing that family is what you make it, this is a wonderful story about relationships and family.
ReadingZone on The Lotterys Plus One