LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

The Lotterys Plus One

Written by Emma Donoghue

Illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksano

Part of the The Lotterys Series

The Lotterys Plus One Synopsis

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 is looking forward to a long summer of fun. But when their grumpy and intolerant grandad comes to stay, everything is turned upside down. How will Sumac and her family manage with another person to add to their hectic lives? The Lotterys Plus One, internationally bestselling author Emma Donoghue's first novel for children, features black-and-white illustrations throughout, and is funny, charming and full of heart.

The Lotterys Plus One Press Reviews

Wonderful and warm-hearted * Parents in Touch * [A] warm, contemporary and unique story which celebrates family life - however complex, curious and diverse that may be - and reminds us that love and affection have no rules or boundaries. * Lancashire Evening Post * Donoghue vividly captures the Lotterys' chaotic but always loving home * Publishers Weekly * This is a story that captures the true meaning of family. * INIS Reading Guide * A warm-hearted, eccentric family community that encompasses all ages - and all backgrounds... the writing is assured and her characters emerge full of life and in glorious technicolour. For confident readers who want a thoroughly enjoyable read that is both thoughtful and fun. * Books for Keeps * Written with great verve and a deep understanding of families and what holds them together The Lotterys Plus one is both fun and thought provoking. * Lovereading4kids.co.uk * Told with utter charm and a lightness of touch * BookTrust * I loved the Lotterys! Wonderfully wacky, full of humour and lovely soft touches. * Award-winning author, Elizabeth Laird * It is a hoot spending time in this Utopia. * Observer * A smart, thoughtful reader of 10-plus will enjoy the gentle humour in this tribute to the modern family. * Irish Independent * 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. * Reading Zone * Funny, charming and full of heart * Irish Mail on Sunday * a warm-hearted, curious and hugely appealing slice of unconventional family life, told with considerable wit and charm * Teach Primary * The story itself could not be more relevant to the turbulent times the world finds itself in - the true meaning of belonging, home, tolerance and acceptance. Offbeat, funny, wise and deliciously different, Emma Donoghue's first book for children is an essential read. * INIS reading guide * This engaging tale is moving without veering into sentimentality. For all the Lotterys' apparent eccentricity, the novel delves into universal themes of family relationships that will resonate with readers from all backgrounds. -- Kirkus, starred review

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509851645
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Emma Donoghue
Illustrator: Caroline Hadilaksano
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages

About Emma Donoghue

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. Caroline Hadilaksano was born in Indonesia, before moving 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.

More About Emma Donoghue

More Books By Emma Donoghue

Cover for The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
Cover for The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
View All Books By Emma Donoghue

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×