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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse | Charlie Mackesy
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From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores lifes 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 Mackesys 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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NeedsMoreBooks
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This short book is absolutely adorable. It features illustrations featuring a boy and his friends: the mile, the fox, and the horse. There are thoughts on friendship, home, family, and the self. Each pair gets can be framed, it is that beautiful.

Tanisha_A Love the artwork! 1d
NeedsMoreBooks @Tanisha_A it‘s gorgeous ❣️ 1d
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NeedsMoreBooks
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What‘s your best discovery?
That I‘m enough as I am.

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NeedsMoreBooks
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A hug is better than cake as it lasts longer 🤗

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We often wait for kindness... but being kind to yourself can start now 💕

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What do you think success is?
To love ❤️

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Tex2Flo
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The most lovely and heart-filled illustrated book I have ever owned. To my kind friend, @KarenUK , I do wish you friendship and cake. Thank you for this gift. I feel your heart.

KarenUK You are so welcome my lovely .... 💕😍😘 5d
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Bklover
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This book is the Barnes and Noble Book of the Year and reminds me a bit of both The Little Prince and Winnie the Pooh. It is a beautiful book filled with lots of love. Definitely glad I have added this to my library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

NeedsMoreBooks Reading this now 😊 5d
IvoryLunatic I haven‘t read it yet but I know my friend got a tattoo made from it. 5d
Bklover @IvoryLunatic It would make great tattoos! 5d
Bklover @NeedsMoreBooks It is just a lovely book! 5d
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KarenUK
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Aren‘t these the most gorgeous end papers ever?! @Tex2Flo 😍💕📚

Lindy Yes! 7d
JennyM 🎶 ♥️ 7d
squirrelbrain They certainly are! ❤️ 7d
LeahBergen Beautiful! 7d
Tex2Flo I am in LOVE!! So pretty. Makes me want to sing. 7d
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Our B&N booksellers pick for book of the year. This little treasure is truly a beautiful thing. The pen and ink drawings and script are really gorgeous, and the illustrations have the added flourish of water color at times. This simple fable about love, friendship, kindness and understanding is just so lovely. A very Pooh and Piglet vibe, which is never a bad thing.... For readers of 8 to 80.. 💕

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This book is probably the most lovely thing I‘ve read in a very long time. Bravo!❤️. Please add it to your holiday reading!

UnidragonFrag This looks cute! 3w
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Laru79
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❤️❤️❤️❤️ Oh my goodness, this book ❤️❤️❤️❤️ This is a very quick read but I‘m already plotting on going out tomorrow to buy my own copy to keep and reread ad infinitum. It‘s beautifully drawn and there are so many messages of love and positivity. Everyone needs this book in their life

wanderinglynn ❤️ How beautiful! Plus, I love the idea of having cake. 😋🍰 3w
Laru79 It‘s so gorgeous and for the mole cake solves everything! It‘s a life goal I can get behind (edited) 3w
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cassiopia
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"Always remember you matter, you're important and you are loved, and you bring to this world things no one else can."

This book is a beautiful masterpiece. Short and sweet, but also extremely powerful in an unexpected way.

I had rivers of tears rolling down my face by the time I finished it. This just may be my favorite book of 2019.

TheEllieMo My local bookseller has been raving about this one. 3w
cassiopia @TheEllieMo I will be doing the same at my store. This book is literally the perfect gift for everyone of all ages. 3w
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This book was absolutely amazing!

The story is very simple but very profound. There are lots of little pieces of wisdom sprinkled throughout that really hit me hard. For example, this was one of my favorite passages:

“Sometimes I feel lost,” said the boy.
“Me too,” said the mole, “but we love you and love brings you home.”

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/review-the-boy-the-mole-the-fox-a...

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WanderingBookaneer
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Essentially a book of platitudes, but a lovely one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love the illustrations! 😍😍 4w
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Just lovely.

Loosely a story of friendship between a boy, mole, fox, and horse. It is also a message about being kind to yourself and others. It is filled with beautiful ink drawings and watercolor. Really, I would love prints of some of the illustrations.

#litsypartyof1 #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday

Andrew65 A great illustration and comment. 😊 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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This was too lovely not to share. Reminds me a bit of Christopher Robin and Pooh.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 1mo
AnneCecilie ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Look at this adorable endpaper! I wish publishers would do this more often. ❤️

ljuliel Pretty ! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @ljuliel And they did a different design in the front and back of the book. 1mo
Tamra Love it! 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Kitcat checking out my early lunch while I start this new book.

#litsypartyofone #24B4Monday #mrbook1inamilliom

MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 1mo
Tamra Oh, you are making me hungry! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Tamara Kitcat certainly felt that way! 😂 1mo
Clwojick Awe! My friend named her cat KitKat 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Clwojick Aww! My little food mooching one is as sweet as 🍫 1mo
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DebsF65
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Beautiful book 🥰

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Adored this! So simple and clear but very powerful 🙂 the illustrations can be admired for hours