The Lotterys More or Less

Emma Donoghue

Illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono
Ages 9-12
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18 October 2018
9781529000795
320 pages
Synopsis

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 . . .

The Lotterys More or Less is bestselling author Emma Donoghue’s second novel about a thoroughly modern family, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono.

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