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  • Published: 29 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529197686
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $45.00

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: The Animated Story




THE COMPANION BOOK TO THE BAFTA AND OSCAR-WINNING SHORT ANIMATED FILM - Available on BBC and Apple+

A journey in search of home.

From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author and artist, Charlie Mackesy, the companion book to the BAFTA and Academy Award® winning animated short film, available on BBC iPlayer.

#1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

This beautiful book celebrates the work of over 100 animators across two years of production that brought Charlie's distinctive illustrations to life with full colour, hand-drawn traditional animation. The original globally adored story of the Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is captured here in stills from the animated short film and handwritten words by Charlie Mackesy.

"I made a film with some friends about a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse - their journey together and the boy's search for home. I hope this book gives you courage and makes you feel loved." Love Charlie x

  • Published: 29 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529197686
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $45.00

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.

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'I made a film with some friends about a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse – their journey together and the boy’s search for home. I hope this book gives you courage and makes you feel loved.' Love Charlie x