The Lotterys More or Less

By: Emma Donaghue

Illustrator: Caroline Hadilaksono

Sumac Lottery is 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 gets forgotten. But this winter all Sumac's seasonal plans go awry when a Brazilian visitor overstays his welcome. A terrible ice storm grounds all flights, so one of her dads and her favorite brother can't make it home from India. And then the power starts going out across the city...
Can Sumac hang on to the spirit of the season, even if nothing is going like a Lottery holiday should?
Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9781338207538

JLG Release: Feb 2019


Topics: Families , Toronto, Ontario, Canada , Gay parents , Brothers and sisters , Holidays , Ice storms , Family life , Grandfathers , Houseguests , Neighbors , Family traditions , Alternative family

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

The racially diverse and blended family (two sets of same-sex parents; seven children, both biological and adopted; and one grandfather) from The Lotterys Plus One returns in a story of a challenging Christmas season. Nine-year-old Sumac cherishes each and every one of her family’s holiday traditions, from attending The Nutcracker to marching in The racially diverse and blended family (two sets of same-sex parents; seven children, both biological and adopted; and one grandfather) from The Lotterys Plus One returns in a story of a challenging Christmas season. Nine-year-old Sumac cherishes each and every one of her family’s holiday traditions, from attending The Nutcracker to marching in the Solstice Parade. But when a destructive ice storm hits Toronto—thwarting the return home of one dad and a favorite brother and knocking the power out, forcing the Lotterys to leave their home, “Camelottery,” and split up in order to find alternative temporary housing—new traditions must be born. As ever, there’s an abundance of quirkiness and wordplay that borders on excess, but the warmth, humor, and affection in both the text and the textured black-and-white illustrations are undeniable. martha v. parravano

Book Details

ISBN

9781338207538

First Release

February 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

304

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.8; Points: 8;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.5; Points: 12;

Lexile

Level 850L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Potentially Sensitive Areas


Topics

Families, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Gay parents, Brothers and sisters, Holidays, Ice storms, Family life, Grandfathers, Houseguests, Neighbors, Family traditions, Alternative family,

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