Books by Kyo Maclear


Kyo Maclear is the author of many books for children, including Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, and some for adults. When she was a little girl, she wanted very badly to be a fashion designer. She spent countless hours drawing odd dresses, including a very special cloud dress. Her style muses include her mother, Patti Smith, the residents of Moominvalley, and anyone with a sense of casual and androgynous flair. Though she loved writing about Schiaparelli's signature color, shocking pink, Kyo's own favorite color is blue. She plants her garden with flowers in all shades of blue, and in spring when they bloom, it's a blue extravaganza. Kyo makes her home in Toronto, where she lives with her two sons and husband, a musician. You can find her at


Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad


It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad


Mr. Flux

Kyo Maclear and Matte Stephens


The Specific Ocean

Kyo Maclear and Katty Maurey


Virginia Wolf

Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault



Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler


The Fog

Kyo Maclear and Kenard Pak


Yak and Dove

Kyo Maclear and Esmé Shapiro


Story Boat

Kyo Maclear and Rashin Kheiriyeh