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Oculum

by Philippa Dowding

tagged: science fiction, dystopian
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published: Apr 2018
ISBN:9781770865136
publisher: Cormorant Books
imprint: Dancing Cat Books
Description

"I'm Mann, just Mann."

The world is slowly recovering after environmental collapse, and the children of the automated, domed city of Oculum have begun to awaken. Miranda, William and the 998 other children wake to tend the fruit trees and gardens behind the thick, opaque walls of their world. Some speak quietly of Outside, which is forbidden. Until William finds a door ...

The children outside the dome of Oculum — Mann, Cranker and others raised by Grannie — live amongst the rubble of the old destroyed city. They live with hunger, hard work, and stories about a time before the fall, of buggies without horses, light without fire ... and magical fruit called "peaches." But it must be lies, until one day Mann and Cranker get close enough to the ancient dome to find ... a door....

About the Author

Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author, a poet, musician and a copywriter. Her many literary nominations include the Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, and Red Maple awards. She lives in Toronto.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
10 to 13
Grade:
5 to 8
Awards
  • , Forest of Reading - Silver Birch
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Diamond Willow
Editorial Reviews

[Oculum's] rich world-building and determined characters give it an originality that sets it apart from similar stories.

— Quill & Quire

Well-written and an imaginative description of a future world struggling to survive, Oculum ends on a positive note, and the book should appeal to both boys and girls in search of adventure.

— CM Magazine

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