The Lotterys Plus One

By Emma Donoghue
Read by Thérèse Plummer

6.59 Hours 03/28/2017 unabridged
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Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed "good girl" of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And not just any grandfather; the long dormant "Grumps," who fell out with his son so long ago that he hasn't been part of any of their lives. Suddenly, everything changes. Sumac has to give up her room to make the newcomer feel at home. She tries to be nice, but prickly Grumps's clearly disapproves of how the Lotterys live: whole grains, strange vegetables, rescue pets, a multicultural household... He's worse than just tough to get along with - Grumps has got to go! But can Sumac help him find a home where he belongs?

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Summary

Summary

Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed "good girl" of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And not just any grandfather; the long dormant "Grumps," who fell out with his son so long ago that he hasn't been part of any of their lives.



Suddenly, everything changes. Sumac has to give up her room to make the newcomer feel at home. She tries to be nice, but prickly Grumps's clearly disapproves of how the Lotterys live: whole grains, strange vegetables, rescue pets, a multicultural household... He's worse than just tough to get along with - Grumps has got to go! But can Sumac help him find a home where he belongs?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thérèse Plummer energetically introduces this large multicultural, diverse family…She deftly creates varied personalities and accents…Plummer’s standout creations are Grumps, with his wit and Scottish brogue, and nnine-year-old Sumac, who tells this story and is at once charming and cunning. Audio is the perfect vehicle to capture this bevy of delightful characters.” AudioFile
“Delves into universal themes of family relationships that will resonate with readers from all backgrounds.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Vividly captures the Lotterys’ chaotic but always loving home through a flurry of inside jokes, banter, and nicknames.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue, born in Dublin, is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the New York Times bestseller Room, which was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange prizes. Her story collections are Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and Kissing the Witch, which was shortlisted for the Tiptree Award. She also writes literary history and plays for stage and radio.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.59
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English