The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

4.57 (142,493 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.57 (142,493 ratings by Goodreads)

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A book for all ages, a book for all time.
Adapted into a short animated film, coming this Christmas.

Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.

The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared millions of times online. They've also been recreated by children in schools and hung on hospital walls. They sometimes even appear on lamp posts and on cafe and bookshop windows. Here, you will find them together in this book of Charlie's most-loved drawings, adventuring into the Wild and exploring the thoughts and feelings that unite us all.

'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard Curtis
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 174 x 223 x 23mm | 530g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781529105100
  • 22

Review Text

A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart.
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Wise words -- James Corden Charlie Mackesy's mesmerizing debut combines the simplicity of 'The Giving Tree', magic of 'The Velveteen Rabbit' and the curiosity of 'Paddington' -- Elisabeth Egan * The New York Times * Simply, the world needs Charlie's work right now. -- Miranda Hart Love, friendship and kindness - this book speaks a universal language. -- Bear Grylls A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart. -- Richard Curtis Pure Joy * London Evening Standard * The world that I am required to inhabit is this one. But the world that I long to inhabit is the one that Charlie Mackesy has created. -- Elizabeth Gilbert Those in need of peace will find it between the covers of this elegant picture book
for adults and children * The New York Times * You will not be able to buy a more beautiful book for Christmas for somebody you love -- Chris Evans A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart. -- Richard Curtis
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About Charlie Mackesy

British artist, illustrator and author Charlie Mackesy began his career as a cartoonist for The Spectator, before becoming a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. His award-winning work has featured in books, private collections, galleries and public spaces around the world.

His internationally bestselling book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, was published in October 2019 and holds the record for the most consecutive weeks in the Sunday Times Non-Fiction Chart across all formats, as well as being the longest running Sunday Times Non-Fiction Number One of all time. A number one New York Times best-seller, it is one of eight books since 2013 that has remained on the number one New York Times Bestseller and on the New York Times Advice, Misc. Best Seller list. Charlie's beloved book is the first ever book to be awarded both the Waterstones Book of the Year and Barnes and Noble Book of the Year (2019) and has been translated into over 40 different languages and dialects.

Charlie's words and illustrations have brought comfort to many and have been shared online around the world, as well as on t-shirts for Comic Relief, magazine covers, street lamp posts, school classrooms, cafes, women's safe houses, prisons, hospital wards and as NHS hospital computer screensavers.

Charlie worked with Richard Curtis on the set of Love Actually to create a set of drawings to be auctioned for Comic Relief, and with Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, 'The Unity Series'. Charlie's paintings have been exhibited widely, most recently in Sotheby's in London. His bronzes can be found in public spaces in London, including Highgate Cemetery and the Brompton Road.

Away from art, Charlie co-runs Mama Buci, a honey social enterprise in Zambia that helps families of low and no income become beekeepers. He lives between Brixton and Suffolk with his dog Barney.
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Rating details

142,493 ratings
4.57 out of 5 stars
5 70% (99,833)
4 20% (28,706)
3 7% (9,921)
2 2% (2,747)
1 1% (1,286)
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