Scholastic announced that it will publish Kaleidoscope, a spellbinding and stunning new novel by Brian Selznick, the #1 New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Kaleidoscope, for readers ages 10 and up, is a multi-layered story about love and loss and will be published simultaneously in hardcover and ebook formats on September 21, 2021.
A ship. A garden. A library. A key. 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 center of their relationship is a mystery about the nature of grief and love which will look different to each reader. Told over the course of twenty-four chapters, each featuring an iconic black and white graphite illustration by Selznick, Kaleidoscope is a feat of storytelling that illuminates how even the wildest tales can help us in the hardest times.
Brian Selznick said, “I’ve been working on Kaleidoscope for the last five years, but the book transformed completely since the pandemic began into something unlike anything else I’ve written or illustrated. Readers of my other books will find familiar elements in it: a trip to the moon, shipwrecks, fires, angels and keys. But, like looking through a kaleidoscope, all these elements have shifted and rearranged into something new. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”