Charlie Mackesy

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
  • The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

  • Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world.

    'Feeling a little blue? Meet the new Winnie the Pooh.' The Daily Mail
    '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 universal thoughts and feelings that unite us all.

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.