The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy’s beloved The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse has been adapted into an Academy Award® winning animated short film, now available to stream on Apple TV+
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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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Settle into the warmth and magic of this sweet and poignant book, packed with wisdom for both kids and adults. Charlie Mackesy’s simple tale follows a boy who befriends a mole who’s very fond of cake. When the unlikely duo meets a fox and a horse, they have many opportunities to learn about the value of kindness and friendship. We were enchanted by the sweet dialogue that runs through the story, which provides simple, unexpectedly philosophical reflections about the true meaning of life. If your family loves the beauty and innocence of Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit, you’ll want to read to this warm, life-affirming story again and again.
I found this book on social media and wanted to read it. This book really resonates with me. I have been going through a hard time and I really needed to see these words. Honestly had me in tears. Overall wonderful book for everyone.
A book for your soul
This book spoke to all the parts of myself that I find difficult to love at times, and reminded me that it is truly so simple to just love and be kind.
Do what the intro says. Buy the physical copy. Write in it, crease the edges, read it often.