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Ella Minnow Pea : A Novel in Letters
Ella Minnow Pea A Novel in Letters
Author: Mark Dunn
Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram,* “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitari...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385722438
ISBN-10: 0385722435
Publication Date: 9/17/2002
Pages: 208
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3.8 stars, based on 204 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 9
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.
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Helpful Score: 7
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
Fantastic book! Difficult to read as it goes on, it really makes you work (and think), but extremely gratifying.
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
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!
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I love reading, I love words and I love playing with them. This little novel does just all of that and more. With its outlandish plot and the actions of the Council it takes the reader on a light and laughable ride. Poking fun at a very famous sentence that those who ever took typing classes will recognize the author lets his imagination run riot. I loved it. Try it. Good short read for a light cheery afternoon.
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I feel like a party crasher, because I'm writing the 27th review of this book so far. Anyway, it's a panagrammician's delight, some of them, like the book occasionally, even make sense.
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I enjoyed reading this book. It also gives a very good representation of how governments and people in positions of power can abuse and misuse a belief
in a mundane achievement.


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