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Ella Minnow Pea

A Novel in Letters
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224 pages
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Cover TextElla 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 phrase containing all the letters of the alphabet, "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 totalitarianism of the island's Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is both a hilarious and moving story of one girl's fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere.
Additional text"There's the whiff of a classic about Ella Minnow Pea." -The Christian Science Monitor
"A love letter to alphabetarians and logomaniacs everywhere." -Myla Goldberg
"A curiously compelling . . . satire of human foibles, and a light-stepping commentary on censorship and totalitarianism." -The Philadelphia Inquirer
"This exceptional, zany book will quickly make you laugh." -Dallas Morning Herald
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ISBN/GTIN978-0-385-72243-8
Product TypeBook
BindingPaperback
Publishing year2002
Publishing date01/07/2002
Pages224 pages
LanguageEnglish
SizeWidth 134 mm, Height 204 mm, Thickness 17 mm
Weight209 g
Article no.2249619
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Content/Review

Sample TextABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Nollopton
Sunday, July 23
Dear Cousin Tassie,
Thank you for the lovely postcards. I trust that you and Aunt Mittie had a pleasant trip, and that all your stateside friends and paternal relations are healthy and happy.
Much has happened during your one-month sojourn off-island. Perhaps your Village neighbors have apprised you.
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Author

Mark Dunn is the author of seven novels and more than thirty full-length plays. Belles and Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain have together received over 150 productions throughout the world, and Dunn has been the recipient of several national playwriting awards. Currently the playwright-in-residence with the New Jersey Repertory Company and the Community Theatre League in Williamsport, PA, he lives in Santa Fe, NM.