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The Lotterys Plus One
Emma Donoghue

Macmillan Children's Books (UK), HarperCollins Canada, Arthur A. Levine Scholastic (US)

Macmillan Children's Books hold the translation rights.

Spring 2017
Macmillan Children's Books (UK) will be publishing The Lotterys Plus One in paperback Thursday, 8 March 2018.
Emma Donoghue's first children's book in her forthcoming series receives enthusiastic reviews:
Raphael Simon, The New York Times

Emma Donoghue’s new novel makes diversity an understatement.

Quill & Quire

Readers will be hard-pressed to find a more diverse family in fiction.

Rachel Martin, NPR

Emma Donoghue helps kids deal with dementia (and still has fun in 'The Lotterys').

The above  review contains an explanation about the book's genesis.

"I don't usually make up my books during dinner parties, but this one came out of a conversation in a very raucous, noisy New Year's Eve dinner party," she remembers. "My hostess said to me, 'How come there aren't good books for middle grade that feature kids with two mothers? You know, write me one, Emma,' she said. And then I thought, while I'm at it, let's make it really big — you know, go big or go home."

Lauren La Rose, Toronto Star

The Lotterys Plus One is about a thoroughly modern family in Toronto.


Joe Belanger, The London Free Press. 

They’re so green they don’t own a car, preferring buses and the subway.

Kirkus Review

The Lotterys, a family very much of our century, star in this story about the true meaning of acceptance and belonging.

Linda Buckley-Archer, The Guardian

Big is beautiful in the Room author’s tale of seven children, four parents (and a three-legged dog) who follow their dreams.

Rosamund Urwin, The Evening Standard

A fairy tale about the world’s most right-on family.

Ferelith Hordon, Books for Keeps

She creates a warm-hearted, eccentric family community that encompasses all ages - and all backgrounds; for the Lotterys are very much a blended family.

Kids' Book Review

Brilliant use of language keeps the brain cells sparking.

Emma Donoghue's interview about The Lotterys in The Globe and Mail, It’s all about getting that balance of truth and magic right.

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