Oculum

By Philippa Dowding

Oculum
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"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 ... Read more


Overview

"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. ...

Philippa Dowding

Philippa Dowding has won many awards and has had poetry and short fiction published in journals across Canada. Her children's books have been nominated for numerous literary awards in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including the SYRCA Diamond Willow, OLA Silver Birch, OLA Red Maple, and Hackmatack awards. In 2017, she won the OLA Silver Birch Express Honor Book award for Myles and the Monster Outside.

Awards

  • SYRCA Diamond Willow 2019, Short-listed
  • Forest of Reading - Silver Birch 2020,

Reviews

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.

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

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