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“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.
have enjoyed it
lovely book of life, living and hope
just read it to my 8yr old, who said, “my friend has this book, and the mole likes cake and the horse can fly” and we read it as a family and learned a dear friend has cancer, and tomorrow I will read it to a leadership team of hundreds of hospice leaders… perhaps they will have cake! Thank You!
Gentle and Meaningful
My dad gave me this book when I was 13 and I never got to reading it until a few years ago. I love this book, and i hold it close to my heart. This book is very meaningful, and is written in a way that feels very gentle. It has depth, but is portrayed through simple and delicate illustrations with smudges and twirls. This book changed my outlook on life, and I always will be grateful for my father’s gift to me. I recommend this book for all ages, for anyone really. It’s such a sweet and impactful book for anyone and sheds light of things we may have felt alone in feeling. I love this book, and i bring my hardcover everywhere i go. I love reading it to kids and even my friends sometimes, and they all always love it. The pictures are incredibly sweet to, and the illustrator is obviously very talented, and of course the writer who creates a philosophical and yet so simple book for all ages that warms hearts. I want to be lowered into my coffin with this book in my hands to be honest, and i love it dearly.