Lenore Weiss, author
The Glimmerine is a children’s book for middle-grade readers, ages 9-12, an urban environmental fantasy set at the edge of a condo development where we meet 10-year-old Leah who has been labeled as the school weirdo. Why? Because she talks to something that’s hidden inside her backpack. Exploring beyond the condo's perimeters with her stuffed gray cat who otherwise might be sent to Goodwill, Leah meets Ethel, a forest sprite. In showing Ethel how to fly, the girl accidentally tears off Ethel's wing, which begins Leah's journey to repair her mistake and to earn Ethel's friendship.