Ella Minnow Pea (Paperback)
A Novel in Letters
Anchor Books, 9780385722438, 224pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 2002
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.
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Praise For Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters…
“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