Charlie Mackesy - Author

About the Author

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 two dogs.

Featured books by Charlie Mackesy

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Author: Charlie Mackesy Format: Audiobook Release Date: 12/11/2020

Four very different characters take centre stage in this unusual and beautiful tale. There’s a horse, wise and reliable; a boy, Christopher Robin-like in his curiosity and kindness; a mole, driven by an optimism, and love of cake; and a fox, vulnerable and in need of love and understanding. Full of tenderness and compassion, with much to make readers smile and more yet to prompt a sense of forgiveness, even of ourselves. Though simple enough for the youngest children, the words will resonate just as much with adult readers. A very special book.

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Other books by Charlie Mackesy

Y Bachgen, y Wahadden, y Llwynog a'r Ceffyl

Y Bachgen, y Wahadden, y Llwynog a'r Ceffyl

Author: Charlie Mackesy Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Y Bachgen, y Wahadden, y Llwynog a'r Ceffyl by Charlie Mackesy

An Gille, am Famh, an Sionnach 's an T-each

An Gille, am Famh, an Sionnach 's an T-each

Author: Charlie Mackesy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

This is a brilliant and creative rendition of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy translated into Gaelic by Johan Nic a' Ghobhainn. Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. 'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard Curtis A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared millions of times online - perhaps you've seen them? They've also been recreated by children in schools and hung on hospital walls. They sometimes even appear on lamp posts and on cafe and bookshop windows. Perhaps you saw the boy and mole on the Comic Relief T-shirt, Love Wins? Here, you will find them together in this book of Charlie's most-loved drawings, adventuring into the Wild and exploring the thoughts and feelings that unite us all.

The Laddie, the Mowdie, the Tod and the Cuddie

The Laddie, the Mowdie, the Tod and the Cuddie

Author: Charlie Mackesy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

This is a brilliant and creative rendition of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy translated into Scots by Matthew Fitt. Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. 'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard Curtis A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared millions of times online - perhaps you've seen them? They've also been recreated by children in schools and hung on hospital walls. They sometimes even appear on lamp posts and on cafe and bookshop windows. Perhaps you saw the boy and mole on the Comic Relief T-shirt, Love Wins? Here, you will find them together in this book of Charlie's most-loved drawings, adventuring into the Wild and exploring the thoughts and feelings that unite us all.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Author: Charlie Mackesy Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Four very different characters take centre stage in this unusual and beautifully illustrated book. There’s a horse, wise and reliable; a boy, Christopher Robin-like in his curiosity and kindness; a mole, driven by an optimism, and love of cake; and a fox, vulnerable and in need of love and understanding. The story of their friendship is told through Charlie Mackesy’s evocative pen and ink sketches. Most but not all are accompanied by three or four lines of text, not so much a narrative but rather meditations, little flashes of insight into the human condition: “We have such a long way to go,” sighed the boy. “Yes, but look how far we’ve come,” said the horse.  It’s a book full of tenderness and compassion, with much to make readers smile and more yet to prompt a sense of forgiveness, even of ourselves. Though simple enough for the youngest children, words and pictures will resonate just as much with adult readers. A very special book.

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