Released on 08 March 2018.

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The Lotterys Plus One

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For ages 9-11
3.35 based on 893 ratings & 252 reviews on


Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets - all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery. Nine-year-old Sumac is the organizer of the family and is looking forward to a long summer of fun.

But when their grumpy and intolerant grandad comes to stay, everything is turned upside down. How will Sumac and her family manage with another person to add to their hectic lives?

The Lotterys Plus One, internationally bestselling author Emma Donoghue's first novel for children, features black-and-white illustrations throughout and is funny, charming and full of heart.

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Written with great verve and a deep understanding of families and what holds them together The Lotterys Plus one is both fun and thought provoking.
A smart, thoughtful reader of 10-plus will enjoy the gentle humour in this tribute to the modern family.
Irish Independent
Told with utter charm and a lightness of touch