Kaleidoscope9 - 12 Fiction, New Books
[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 Times ‘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 books 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