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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

ratings:
4.5/5 (315 ratings)
Length:
64 pages
4 minutes
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 29, 2019
ISBN:
9780062976567
Format:
Book

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- Elizabeth Egan, The New York Times

From British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole.

“Kind,” said the boy.

Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages. 

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 29, 2019
ISBN:
9780062976567
Format:
Book

About the author

Charlie Mackesy was born during a snowy winter in Northumberland. He has been a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. He has collaborated with Richard Curtis for Comic Relief, and Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, “The Unity Series.” He has lived and painted in South Africa, Southern Africa and New Orleans, and co-runs a social enterprise, Mama Buci, in Zambia, which helps families of low and no income to become beekeepers. He lives in London but is often in Suffolk. Visit him at charliemackesy.com


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  • (5/5)
    This is a lovely book!I would love to read more books like this in the future.
  • (5/5)
    I love how it so simply written but very meaningful
  • (5/5)
    Didn't realize I needed this, glad that I came across this book. A must read!
  • (3/5)
    Font - can be difficult to read.
    Illustrations - simple but beautiful
    Story telling/writing- i guess with the right mix of quotes, atmosphere, and theme.. you can make a quaint little book out of it.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful illustrations and meaningful words to take time to reflect over
  • (5/5)
    Amazing! Truly for anyone, whether eight or eighty - or in between.
  • (5/5)
    This is the most quotable book ever! I enjoyed it a lot.
  • (5/5)
    It is the perfect book to sooth the soul. Simple life lessons with beautiful illustrations that are perfect for any age. It is my favourite book to give as a gift.
  • (5/5)
    A book everyone should have. (:
    If you like “The Little Prince” you may like this one too.
  • (5/5)
    Honest and eye opening. Beautiful illustration full of life and emotion
  • (5/5)
    This was an amazing book. It gave me a whole other perspective, I'd say it had more wisdom than all the moral philosophy books in the world.
  • (5/5)
    This is ordinarily exceptional
    Highly recommend it to eighty or eight or feel the same both at times.
  • (5/5)
    You must read this. Now. You must buy it and read it to your children, and read when you’re alone, and cry over the simple heartfelt love on every page.
  • (5/5)
    I had never heard of or seen this book before, but I picked it up simply because the cover art was beautiful.
    Then I began to flip through the pages and was even more in awe.

    Not only is it entwined with absolutely beautiful handwriting and illustrations, but it is a story that brings you back into a simpler time.

    A time when you could just 'be'.
    It is full of meaning, thought-provoking and emotional word, and a wisdom that everyone should take the time to read.

    Thank you, Charlie, for this masterpiece.
  • (5/5)
    What a beautiful read it was...........Like a flow.
    I think I should read it every other day.
  • (5/5)
    This story is so simple yet so meaningful. This easily has to be one of the best books I have ever read.
  • (5/5)
    Text too small could not zoom in. Brilliant illustrations. Great book.
  • (5/5)
    One of the greatest books I have ever read. Must read for everyone.
  • (5/5)
    There is much love in this book... I really enjoy it
  • (5/5)
    Simple messages that is so well illustrated - that you just want to keep reading. Thanks for giving birth to such a beautiful book!
  • (5/5)
    This is such a beautiful book. I have realised and learnt so many things from this book and when the mole said that he didn’t say I love you because it was difficult, I could relate to that ?
  • (5/5)
    Mehn, this book just speak life to me. Everyone should read it.
  • (5/5)
    Simple. Significant lessons. I wish I can write like him!
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely beautiful. Read it for yourself and share it with someone else. Someone no one else seems to care about. Laugh hard, run fast, be kind.
  • (5/5)
    The story is simple but the lessons are timeless,beautifully illustrated.
  • (5/5)
    Really sweet and beautiful. Feel good for fans of Winnie The Pooh!
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely love this book!!! Everything about it fills my soul❤️
  • (5/5)
    In the beginning of this book, the author says, "This book is for everyone; whether you're eighty or eight."
    That's the takeaway, and a suggestion too!
  • (5/5)
    Light weight, kind, lovely and beautiful. Must read. This book is amazing. It'll left you with joy and a smile on your lips.
  • (5/5)
    Full of wisdom about life. Even after I have finished reading it, I reread one page before I sleep. love it so much thank you for sharing this.