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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (B&N Exclusive Gift Edition)

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (B&N Exclusive Gift Edition)

by Charlie Mackesy

Hardcover(B&N Exclusive Gift Edition)

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Last year’s B&N Book of the Year is back again. Just when you thought this lovely book couldn’t get anymore enchanting—we have a brand new 2020 B&N Exclusive Edition. To experience the world of Charlie Mackesy is to enter a time and place where everything you were ever taught comes back to you in a flash. The humanity deep in your heart just needs a little reawakening through the gentle nudges of Mackesy’s words and beautiful illustrations.


With a highly designed package to match the illustrated interior, this is perfect for holiday gift giving. Exclusive materials include:

  • A page to add a dedication to the recipient
  • New end papers
  • Gold ribbon marker


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- The New York Times

From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole.

“Kind,” said the boy.

Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book based on his famous quartet of characters. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse explores their unlikely friendship and the poignant, universal lessons they learn together.

Radiant with Mackesy’s warmth and gentle wit, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse blends hand-written narrative with dozens of drawings, including some of his best-loved illustrations (including “Help,” which has been shared over one million times) and new, never-before-seen material. A modern classic in the vein of The Tao of Pooh, The Alchemist, and The Giving Tree, this charmingly designed keepsake will be treasured for generations to come.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063080140
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/20/2020
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Gift Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,344
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Charlie Mackesy was born during a snowy winter in Northumberland. He 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.” He has lived and painted in South Africa, Southern Africa and New Orleans, and co-runs a social enterprise, Mama Buci, in Zambia, which helps families of low and no income to become beekeepers. He lives in London but is often in Suffolk. Visit him at

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