The Lotterys Plus One (New York: Arthur Levine Books; Toronto: HarperCollins Children’s Books; London: Macmillan Children’s Books, 2017. With illustrations by Caroline Hadilaksono). The first in a series of novels aimed at readers aged eight to twelve. The Lotterys Plus One introduces readers to nine-year-old Sumac Lottery and her six siblings, four parents and five pets. This chaotic, happy household is disrupted when a grandfather with dementia suddenly has to move in.
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