Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired a children’s book by Emma Donoghue, author of adult bestseller Room.
The Lotterys Plus One is a middle-grade title about Sumac Lottery, a girl with six siblings, two mums, two dads. The family all live together in a big Victorian house they all call Camelottery.
When Sumac’s racist and homophobic grandfather nearly burns his own house down, he has to move in, causing tension within the family.
Venetia Gosling, publisher of the 6+ division at MCB, acquired world rights (excluding the US and Canada) to two books from Donoghue, from Caroline Davidson of Caroline Davidson Literary Agency (CDLA UK).