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 . . .
About the Author
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.