the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse
A book of hope for uncertain times.
The conversations between the four characters in this book – the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse – have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, turned into tattoos, they inspire parents and grandparents, comfort children, cheer people who feel lonely, are grieving, need courage, or a reminder that they are not alone and to keep going when life is hard.
Enter the world of Charlie Mackesy’s creations, these four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant and universal life lessons. The book includes Charlie’s most loved illustrations and new ones too.
About the Author
Artist 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 lithograph project, ‘The United States’. His first exhibition for the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse was in London in November 2018. Charlie lives in South London with his two dogs.