Ella Minnow Pea
Ella Minnow Pea is an epistolary novel set in the fictional island of Nollop situated off the coast of South Carolina and home to the inventor the pangram The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog. Now deceased, the islanders have erected a monument to honor their hero, but one day a tile with... show more
Ella Minnow Pea is an epistolary novel set in the fictional island of Nollop situated off the coast of South Carolina and home to the inventor the pangram The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog. Now deceased, the islanders have erected a monument to honor their hero, but one day a tile with the letter “z” falls from the statue. The leaders interpret the falling tile as a message from beyond the grave and the letter is banned from use. On an island where the residents pride themselves on their love of language, this is seen as a tragedy. They are still reeling from the shock, when another tile falls and then another.... Mark Dunn takes us on a journey against time through the eyes of Ella Minnow Pea and her family as they race to find another phrase containing all the letters of the alphabet to save them from being unable to communicate. Eventually, the only letters remaining are LMNOP, when Ella finally discovers the phrase that will save their language.
Publish date: October 1st 2001
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing
Pages no: 205
Edition language: English
Ella Minnow Pea Mark Dunn, 2001 On the small, independent island nation of Nollop, located off the South Carolina coast, language is valued above all else. Nollop was the birthplace of the inventor of the pangram The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, and a monument with that sentence now ...
Off the coast of South Carolina, lies the tiny island nation of Nollop. Named for Nevin Nollop, author of the famed phrase, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog," life on the island is idyllic, if a bit technologically backward. When the letter Z falls off the statue dedicated to Nollop, the...
There was a good council in Nollop,Who gave freedom of speech quite a wallop.With Amazon hands,They carried out plans,'Til Ella outsmarted the trollops.
This book was kinda stooopid.
Someone recommended this book to me, I liked the idea behind the book, so I was excited to begin it.There was no real connection with any of the characters. They came and went from one letter to another. They had no depth. Other than their troubles with the council and Amos' drinking problems there ...