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 . . .
The second book in the children's series The Lotterys, following on from The Lotterys Plus One.
Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer living in Canada. Her 2010 novel, Room, was an internationally award-winning bestseller and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. Emma's screenplay for Room's multi-award-winning film adaptation has earned her an Oscar nomination. The Lottery's More or Less is the second book in her children's series The Lotterys.
Caroline Hadilaksono was born in Indonesia and moved to Los Angeles when she was twelve. She now lives and works in New York, where she is a freelance designer and illustrator, working on everything from children's books to murals.
The one thing in life that never changes . . . is that sooner or later things change.
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 she loves her unusual, hectic family. But, as always, things change, and when a grumpy and intolerant grandfather and a Brazillian visitor overstays their welcomes, everything is turned upside down. Is there room in the Lottery clan for more?
Full of warmth and heart, and with black-and-white illustrations by Caroline Hadilaksono throughout, The Lotterys is award-winning author Emma Donoghue’s first series for children. Follow Sumac’s 17-of-a-kind family in The Lotterys Plus One and The Lotterys More or Less.
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