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In 2030, the city of Ottawa is covered by a dome to protect its citizens from widespread pollution. Only a few spots of real wilderness are left in the world. Sara and her brother, Karl, are reluctantly traveling with their grandmother to the North Pole to see the natural world and to fight a last environmental crusade. Not only will the kids have to do without movies, com ...more
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published April 4th 2002 by Groundwood Books (first published April 1st 1995)
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Sarah Sammis
Through this leap into the past Sara learns about her grandmother, gets a glimpse of what the wilderness used to be like. She also gets to hear and see the loon that her grandmother is always talking about.

In terms of tone, the book waffles between melodrama and eerie predictions of environmental collapse at the hands of big business. Although we might not end up with domed cities by 2030, we are on a path where bird migrations and biomes are moving north as the world warms.

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Maggie
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-and-kidlit
Set in the future when the environment has, predictably, been largely destroyed, this book avoids the trap of becoming just another preachy treatise on what will happen if we don't take care of our planet (not that that isn't important, but I do like to be entertained when I'm reading fiction). It is first and foremost a great time-travel story, with well-developed characters and some new twists on traditional time-travel conventions. It's kind of awesome, actually. Should get more attention tha ...more
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This was my favourite book when I was thirteen.
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Everyone has interests. Some people like my father had very few but he knew everything about them and received an OBE for the work he did on one of them during the second world war. Obviously this anecdote shows that having only a few interests isn't a bad thing. However, sometimes I think that the more things people are interested in, the more chance they have of becoming a traditionally publishe ...more

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