If you love words, and if you enjoy a good satire, you will like this book. I read it one sitting while waiting for the next letter to drop.
This is one of the most original books I've ever read. I still use the central challenge in this book (writing as short a sentence as possible using all of the letters of the alphabet) to help clear my mind on those insomnia nights....I would post my copy of the book, but I REALLY don't want to get rid of it.
Fantastic book! Difficult to read as it goes on, it really makes you work (and think), but extremely gratifying.
an amusing fantasy about a fictional island where the inhabitants revere the fictional author of the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog," containing all the letters in the alphabet. When the letters start falling off his statue, the people on the island are not allowed to use words containing those letters either in writing or in speech. This is not much of a problem when the "Z" falls off, but becomes very inconvenient when letters like "s" and "a" begin to fall. This book would appeal to adult readers who enjoy playful, intelligent fantasy but would also appeal to bookish young adolescent readers.
Ella Minnow Pea is a cleverly written book about a place where alphabet letters are removed from use...the author manages to write and convey ideas, despite a growing loss of letters. It's fun to read and fun to decipher at the end!