Middle Grade Fiction


Philippa Dowding

ISBN: 9781770865129
Format: Trade Paperback
5.375" x 8"

Ages: 10 to 13

Publication Date: Apr 22, 2018

JUV053000 JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
JUV059000 JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian


"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....