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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.
A reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times.
Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved illustrations and new ones too.
The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos.
|Publication date:||12th November 2020|
|Primary Genre||Mind & Body - books to help you be better|
Closing date: 04/07/2021
Pure Joy - London Evening Standard
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
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.More About Charlie Mackesy