The World of Glimpse

Coffee Table Book (Limited Signed Edition) & Companion DVD






The World of Glimpse… a make-believe and theatrical world of contagious rhythms, luminous color, vibrant landscapes… Lunaberry Forest, The Lake of Imaginings, and Jumpaloon Mountains, to name but a few – and inventive wordplay with its own glossary – called The Glimpsary. The Glimpsibles of Glimpse live a life of creativity, productivity, collaboration, and joyful exuberance. Six Glimpsible Sparks, who each have their own color-essence, and who each have discovered and perfected their unique paths, are the protectors of The World of Glimpse. A seventh and final Spark has yet to be discovered. Spunktaneous, a Glimpsible, is invited to embark on a journey to become the seventh and last Spark.  Will he succeed? Then there is Sooma Sooma… the junk-dump of the universe and home to the Dreaded Drooma. It is a dark, murky, litter-botched, discordant repository for the worst of everything – including the worst of ideas. The avaricious Drooma begrudge and covet everything. These spectroscopic parasites spend their time plotting how to extradite the color and joy from Glimpse. Because Glimpse is a world of creativity, and Sooma Sooma is one of destructivity, the two collide. The luscious landscapes, philosophical insights, and theatricality found throughout this book will transport the reader into another reality. Ellen Palestrant’s The World of Glimpse, is in a genre all of its own. So… skedaddle from your mind all you know… some fiddle faddle will unwind… your flow…


An insight into the spirit and beautiful mind of author-artist Ellen Palestrant and her stunningly original collector coffee table art book The World of Glimpse … the full frontal sensory barrage is unlike anything I’ve encountered outside of Walt Disney’s Fantasia – yet this is a book!”

Oliver X, Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine

READ RENO TAHOE TONIGHT ARTICLE “I watched the live performance of it (The World of Glimpse) – all 30 minutes – and it was just riveting.”

Emily Reese, Reno Tahoe Tonight Radio

“The World of Glimpse is an amazing book. For fans of Dr. Seuss and Lemony Snicket, this takes the world of imagination, color and symbol, way out there.”

Oliver X, Reno Tahoe Tonight Radio

“As a public elementary school teacher, I find it paramount that my students hear one particular message loud, clear, and in vivid color: Forge past naysayers and remain resolute and comfortable with one’s own individuality, uniqueness, and personal life choices. I want students to follow their hearts and guts, but think critically about their decisions. This is the resounding point and premise of Ellen Palestrant’s The World of Glimpse and why I’ve chosen to use it with my 4th graders. When I was a child, I recall my father telling me, ‘People will try to drag you down whenever they can. Don’t let them.’ I want my young wards to know inherently that they must ignore such people who, like Ellen Palestrant’s “Dreaded Drooma”, say ‘You can’t.’ ‘You shouldn’t’ ‘It is not possible.’ ‘Stay with and be one of us.’ The World of Glimpse drives this point home with otherworld, dreamy characters that engage both children and adults. I love using this book with my students as it raises their spirits, making them feel good about who they are and the paths they’re taking. Additionally, the alliteration and phonemic artfulness of the language helps tune student’s ears to the music of beautifully composed language.”

Shannon Scott, linguist, elementary educator and outdoor and green building enthusiast


THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE has its own glossary called THE GLIMPSARY.


THE COMPANION DVD:  Watch an introduction!