Monday, April 28, 2008
Ella Minnow Pea
I just finished reading Ella Minnow Pea (by Mark Dunn) for my book club meeting next month. It was very well done and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a good read. The main concept centers around the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog," as written by a man named Nollop. The island where Nollop was from has a statue of him with this sentence at the base. But when the letter 'z' falls from the statue the government leaders take it as a sign that it is no longer needed in the alphabet. They make it illegal to speak or write words using the 'z.' At first the impact is small, but as more letters continue to fall from the statue communication becomes strained and chaos ensues. The heroine of the book, Ella Minnow Pea, works to help save her community.
Scripture of the Day: (This is the last week of this theme and the scriptures answer the question, "What is baptism for the dead?") D&C 128:12