> Skip to content
Play sample
  • 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

Artist Charlie Mackesy 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 a lithograph project, ‘The Unity Series’. 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 dog.

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

Discover more

Video
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Charlie Mackesy describes the inspiration behind his new book THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE. A reminder of the most important things in life. This is a book of hope for uncertain times.

Article
Charlie Mackesy Q&A

The artist on his inspiration for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse​.

Related titles