From a revered British illustrator comes a modern fable for all ages that explores life's universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings.
"A sweet tale rendered in swirly black calligraphy and watercolor. Childlike in its simplicity, its messages are universal. . . . Mackesy has brought people together."-- The Washington Post
"A lonely boy ambles through the countryside on a spring day, finding companionship: first meeting the mole, then the other animals of the title. As they walk, the new friends talk, wonder, share their hopes and fears and pose some big questions. . . . A big hit."-- The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A delightful treat of a book. . . . If there were classes on how to be a good person, this book would be the textbook."-- Horse Nation
" 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."
-- New York Times
Love, friendship, and kindness--this book speaks a universal language.-- Bear Grylls
Simply, the world need's Charlie's work right now.-- Miranda Hart
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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.