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Funny and heartwarming.A smart, thoughtful reader... will enjoy the gentle humour in this tribute... Read More

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Funny and heartwarming.A smart, thoughtful reader... will enjoy the gentle humour in this tribute to the modern family.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.Drily funny... wonderfully offbeatA family very much of this century . . . this engaging tale . . . will resonate with readers from all backgroundsOffbeat, funny, wise and deliciously different.A classic book about a modern family you won't want to say goodbye to.Hugely appealing... told with considerable wit and charm.A thoroughly enjoyable read.It is a hoot spending time in this UtopiaI loved the Lotterys! Wonderfully wacky, full of humour and lovely soft touches.Family celebrations are difficult to organize at the best of times, but when your family is made up of four parents, seven children and one grandfather, they're practically impossible . . . The second warm and funny children's book from international bestselling author Emma Donoghue.

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.

Product Details

Title: TheLotterys More or Less
Author: Emma DonoghueCaroline Hadilaksono
SKU: BK0484160
EAN: 9781509803224

About Author

Born in Dublin in 1969, and now living in Canada, Emma Donoghue writes fiction (novels and short stories, contemporary and historical including The Pull of the Stars), as well as drama for screen and stage. Room, was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes, selling between two and three million copies in forty languages. Donoghue was nominated for an Academy Award for her 2015 adaptation starring Brie Larson. She co-wrote the screenplay for the film of her novel The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh and distributed by Netflix.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. She is the illustrator of Emma Donoghue's children's titles The Lotterys Plus One and The Lotterys More Or Less.

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