'[Selznick is] a postmodern hero of middle-grade

children's fiction... Those who revel in puzzles, philosophical

conundrums and musings on transience, time and grief will adore

this challenging read' The


'The most perfect feat of storytelling'

Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher

'It has touched me in a way I can't express...

Breath-taking' Ceridwen Eccles,

primary teacher and blogger at Teacher Glitter

A ship.

A garden.

A library.

In Kaleidoscope, the incomparable Brian Selznick

presents the story of two people bound to each other through

time and space, memory and dreams.

At the centre of their relationship is a mystery about the nature

of grief and love which will look different to each reader.

Kaleidoscope is a feat of storytelling that illuminates

how even the wildest tales can help us in the hardest times.

Brian Selznick's first book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret,

was the winner of the esteemed Caldecott Medal,

the first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is for picture


Released as a live-action film Hugo in

2011, directed by Martin Scorsase and starring

Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, Richard

Griffiths, Ray Winstone, and Christopher Lee.

Brian Selznick's second book, Wonderstruck, was also

made into a feature film, starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams