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 . . .
I loved the Lotterys! Wonderfully wacky, full of humour and lovely soft touches. -- Elizabeth Laird on The Lotterys Plus One It is a hoot spending time in this Utopia * Observer on The Lotterys Plus One * A thoroughly enjoyable read. * Books for Keeps on The Lotterys Plus One * Hugely appealing... told with considerable wit and charm. * Teach Primary on The Lotterys Plus One * A classic book about a modern family you won't want to say goodbye to. -- Anna James * Scoop Magazine * Offbeat, funny, wise and deliciously different. * Inis on The Lotterys Plus One * A family very much of this century . . . this engaging tale . . . will resonate with readers from all backgrounds -- Kirkus starred review on The Lotterys Plus One Drily funny... wonderfully offbeat * Publishers Weekly starred review for 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 * A smart, thoughtful reader... will enjoy the gentle humour in this tribute to the modern family. * Irish Independent on The Lotterys Plus One * Funny and heartwarming. * Guardian on The Lotterys Plus One *