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The Lotterys More or Less

by (author) Emma Donoghue

illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443445627
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443445603
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443445610
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Sumac Lottery is the fifth of seven siblings who share a big house with their four parents, one grandfather and five pets. At age nine, she’s the keeper of her family’s traditions—always making sure the Lotterys’ celebrations go off without a hitch.

But this winter all of Sumac’s plans go wrong when a terrible ice storm hits the city, causing chaos. The emergency means that one of her dads and her favourite brother can’t make it home from India in time for the holidays. Their visitor from Brazil gets injured and the Lotterys have to look after him. Then the power goes out. . . .

The Lotterys More or Less is the second of Emma Donoghue’s stories about the family that likes to say, “Why not?”

 

About the authors

EMMA DONOGHUE was born in Dublin and lived in England for many years before moving to Canada. She writes in many genres, including theatre, radio drama and literary history, but is best known for her fiction, both historical (SlammerkinThe Sealed LetterAstrayFrog Music) and contemporary (Stir-FryHoodLandingTouchy Subjects). Her seventh novel, Room, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean region) and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. It sold more than two million copies. Donoghue scripted the film adaptation, a Canadian-Irish film by Lenny Abrahamson starring Brie Larson, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. And her most recent novel, The Wonder, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016.

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Caroline Hadilaksono was born in Indonesia, moved to Los Angeles when she was twelve, and while she currently lives in New York, she will always consider herself a California gal. She is equal parts designer and illustrator, and one of the original cofounders of The League of Moveable Type. These days she's busy making pictures, books, and educational science apps. She dreams of traveling around the world and one day living in a tree house. Find her online at hadilaksono.com.

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Editorial Reviews

“Its appealing characters and warm good humour are certain to leave already smitten readers clamouring for more. The Lotterys have arrived.”

The London Free Press

“A heartwarming story that will appeal to kids - and kids at heart.”

<em>Hello! Canada</em>

“Wonderfully funny and uplifting.”

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