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From the author: In a New York City overrun with elves, what chance do the unglamorous have?
It's hard to find Pampers in Elfland. Mia tried everywhere in her neighborhood, then went farther west: the big Duane Reade on Second Avenue, the Pathmark on Ninth Street, Ricky's Discount, all out. Since the first elves had come down from the Catskills and people started calling Alphabet City Elfland, baby supplies had been mostly squeezed off the shelves by stuff likely to appeal to them: hair glitter, face paint, herbal supplements. Finally she found some in a bodega on the corner of Tenth...