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The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
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The Lotterys Plus One

Lotterys: Book #1

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Length 6 hours 35 minutes
Language English
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The bestselling author of the adult novel Room bursts onto the children's book scene with this cross between Little Miss Sunshine, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Modern Family. 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?

Emma Donoghue grew up in Ireland, the youngest of eight children, in a family that was nothing like the Lotterys except that everyone talked a lot. She now lives in Canada with her partner and son and daughter. Walking on her treadmill desk, she writes novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays. (She adapted the Oscarnominated movie Room — about a little boy who has never been outside — from her own novel.) The Lotterys Plus One is her first book for young readers, and she is now at work on the sequel, The Lotterys More or Less.

Thérèse Plummer is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator living and working in New York City. Thérèse has recorded over 300 audio books for various publishers and has received multiple Audie Award nominations and Earphones awards for her work. She was named one of AudioFile’s Best Voices of the Year for 2015 for her work on Robyn Carr’s A NEW HOPE. She is the voice of Maya Hansen in the Marvel Graphic Motion Comic IRONMAN EXTREMIS, Dr. Fennel in POKEMON and for various YU-GI-OH characters. Learn more at www.thereseplummer.com.

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