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  • Published: 12 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473589308
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse




Discover the universal tale of four unlikely friends that has captured the hearts of readers of all ages, now available in audio.

Narrated by Charlie Mackesy.
Brought to you by Penguin.
Discover the universal tale of four unlikely friends that has captured the hearts of readers of all ages, now available in audio.
"Charlie Mackesy's mesmerizing debut combines the simplicity of The Giving Tree, magic of The Velveteen Rabbit and the curiosity of Paddington." (Elisabeth Egan, New York Times)
Experience the world 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.

Charlie's words and illustrations have brought comfort to many and have been shared online by readers around the world, as well as on t-shirts for Comic Relief, on magazine covers, on street lampposts in lockdown, in school classrooms, local cafés, and hospital ward walls. They've even been used as screensavers for NHS hospital computers in difficult times.

The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.

Enjoy the journey of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse brought to life in audio by its author and illustrator Charlie Mackesy, with a beautiful music score and the real wildlife sounds of rural England.

  • Published: 12 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473589308
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Charlie Mackesy

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, cafés, 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.

Praise for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Pure Joy

London Evening Standard

You will not be able to buy a more beautiful book for Christmas for somebody you love

Chris Evans

Those in need of peace will find it between the covers of this elegant picture book for adults and children

The New York Times

Charlie Mackesy's mesmerizing debut combines the simplicity of 'The Giving Tree', magic of 'The Velveteen Rabbit' and the curiosity of 'Paddington'

Elisabeth Egan, The New York Times

The world that I am required to inhabit is this one. But the world that I long to inhabit is the one that Charlie Mackesy has created.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Love, friendship and kindness - this book speaks a universal language.

Bear Grylls

A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart.

Richard Curtis

Simply, the world needs Charlie's work right now.

Miranda Hart

Wise words

James Corden

A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart.

Richard Curtis

Simply, the world needs Charlie's work right now.

Miranda Hart

The world that I am required to inhabit is this one, but the world that I long to inhabit is the one that Charlie Mackesy has created.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Love, friendship and kindness - this book speaks a universal language of the heart.

Bear Grylls

You will not be able to buy a more beautiful book for Christmas for somebody you love.

Chris Evans

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