The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

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Ebury Press, 2019 - Animals - 128 pages
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A reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved illustrations and new ones too. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos.

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User Review  - gcthomas - LibraryThing

A book of illustrations of a boy, mole, fox, and horse, accompanied by insipid motivational sayings. I did not like this book at all. The illustrations were fine, but the writing was just a tedious ... Read full review

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User Review  - theokester - LibraryThing

I don't remember who recommended this book to me but I'm glad I picked up a copy. It's a short, quick read that reminds me a bit of Winnie the Pooh, The Giving Tree or other children's stories filled ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

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. He 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. His internationally bestselling book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, was published in October 2019.

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.

Away from art Charlie co-runs Mama Buci, a honey social enterprise in Zambia. He lives in London with his dog Barney.

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