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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse | Charlie Mackesy
233 posts | 203 read | 88 to read
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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Magdalenka
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Such a beautiful art work … love slow days at work when I can read ❤️

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Rachiiebookdragon
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Such a sweet book 🥹😭

5/5

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Sharpeipup
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Beautiful sentiments paired with stunning illustrations.

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PurpleyPumpkin
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A lovely book that‘s a quick read but packs a punch. Contains many great reminders to be kind, to love, and to be gentle. Such a wonderful book to start off my reading year! 4/5⭐️
(January 2, 2023)

UwannaPublishme Totally agree! I loved this book! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Glad you‘ve read this one! I think it‘s something I‘ll return to again and again. 😊 1mo
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Freespirit
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Lovely start to my reading year!
A book of friendship, love and dreams.
Oh and wonderful illustrations
Suitable for everyone of every age😊
Happy New Year xxx

CarolynM Happy New Year Sally🥳 1mo
Freespirit And to you Carolyn. Xxx @CarolynM 1mo
Rissreads I‘m late! Happy 2023 ♥️ 1mo
Freespirit Thanks Narissa😊 @Rissreads (edited) 1mo
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DGRachel
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Just as beautiful and heartwarming as the original book. I can‘t wait to watch the film tomorrow. 💖

robinb Ohhh, I didn‘t know there was animation! That book is so wonderful. ❤️ 2mo
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julieclair
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I am giving this book to sooooo many people for Christmas this year. It is also my go-to gift for baby showers. It is a book to be savored, read only a page or two each day. Filled with simple, profound, uplifting, old-fashioned ideas on how to live a kind and caring life.

#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge , December 22, #WinterReadathon
@Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader

Andrew65 That makes a lovely gift. I love following his Twitter feed and the pictures he sometimes releases. 🎁🎁🎁 2mo
julieclair @Andrew65 Great tip! I never thought to look for him on social. I am probably the only person on Earth who doesn't do Twitter, but I just checked Instagram, and I'm now following him there. 😃 2mo
Andrew65 @julieclair I always love seeing his images, find they lift me. I got on Twitter from a professional angle, but don‘t do Instagram or Facebook - not enough hours in the day. 😂 2mo
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julieclair @Andrew65 And what hours we have, we'd rather be reading! 😉📚📚📚📚📚 2mo
Andrew65 @julieclair Exactly! 2mo
DieAReader 🎁🎁🎁 2mo
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DGRachel
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Made my final bookstore trip for the year today to pick up the two books from my Small Business Saturday order that weren‘t ready, and of course, grabbed a couple other books included this lovely companion book to Charlie Massey‘s animated story. I‘m going to save it for Jolabokaflod. I also picked up Cackle for #AuldLangSpine. 💖

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jdiehr
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Well, this was just about the most beautiful story ever

UwannaPublishme I agree!🙌🏻 2mo
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Curvybookgirl
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Such a beautiful book. I‘m really looking forward to seeing the animation on Christmas Day

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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What a sweet book!!! Loved it. Makes a wonderful present. The love is palpable and the illustrations are lovely.

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AmyK1
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“…But I‘ve discovered this-you are loved and important and you bring to this world things no one else can. So hold on.”

I never read the original version of this even though I have had it recommended to me several times. I saw this one at work and decided I needed to have it. I loved every minute of it. ❤️

LoverOfLearning Such cute book 2mo
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megnews
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Beautiful. I‘ve been considering this one for awhile and was inspired by @Kristin_Reads this morning to download both the ebook & audiobook to listen as I read. What an amazing experience proving once again a book will finally come to you at just the right time. This is brief. Don‘t pass it by. Be inspired this holiday season and every day to be kinder with yourself & others. This may provide the quiet moment you need amidst the hustle & bustle.

Kristin_Reads I‘m so glad you liked it! Isn‘t it delightful?! (PS I didn‘t know there was another Krist(e)n Reads here with same name just spelled differently)! 2mo
megnews @Kristin_Reads that‘s so funny because first I posted without the _ then realized that was someone else and thought I had it fixed. Yes it‘s an absolute delight and it is a great time of year for it. (edited) 2mo
Kristin_Reads @megnews Apparently there are lots of us Kristi/ens who read! 😀 2mo
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🎧 12-11-22 || I‘m not sure why I didn‘t pick this one up earlier but I‘m glad I did now. The end of the year holiday season seems like just the right time. On the advice of another Litsy reader, I listened to this one; it‘s delightful, with music and nature sounds and bonus commentary from the author. 🎧✨

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wen4blu
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“Hello”
#firstlinefridays

There‘s a new colorful version!

CBee Hi! Wanted to make sure you got a package from me yesterday? 🤞🏻 @wen4blu 2mo
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IselaKay
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I needed a wholesome comfort read after the difficult semester I just had.

“…look how far we‘ve come” ♡

I recommend the audiobook, it has beautiful music and soothing wildlife sounds.

👦🏽🦡🦊🐴

Kristin_Reads I listened to this because of your post… it‘s delightful ✨ I hope your next semester is much better. (edited) 2mo
IselaKay @Kristin_Reads I‘m glad you enjoyed it too! ✨ And thank you, just one more and I graduate! 2mo
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IndoorDame
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This is Winnie The Pooh for the modern age, aimed at both adults and children. I read a Litsy review that suggested listening to the audiobook while reading this. I wish I remembered who‘s so I could thank them cause it was definitely the right call! The audiobook was narrated by the writer/illustrator, written partly as an accessibility aide for people who can‘t see the pictures or can‘t read the words. The result is that you get some of his 👇🏼

IndoorDame thoughts as an artist mixed in, and he almost becomes a 5th character
hovering out of view as he narrates his illustrations, describes his characters moving from one illustration to the next, and occasionally slips in some of their thoughts or motivations that don‘t appear in the actual text.
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AmyG This is the lovliest book. 2mo
IndoorDame @AmyG It really is! It reminded me of these simple books my parents used to have on Buddhism. 2mo
Kristin_Reads Just listened to this because of your post! It‘s delightful ✨ 2mo
IndoorDame @Kristin_Reads I‘m so glad!! 2mo
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vlwelser
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I did the #audiobook of this because it said there was music. And the author describes some of the pictures with extra background info. And tries not to laugh when he does the mole. It's actually quite enjoyable. I would recommend it. It's only about an hour.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks (this feels like cheating but I just ran out of free spaces anyway)

TheBookHippie Well I have to do this now 😂. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
marleed Oh I didn‘t even think to look for an audio. I‘ll do this soon. I love this book so much! 2mo
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erickahhh
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Is this considered a children's book? I think it is an every-age book. This touches on important concepts like friendship, loneliness, the purpose of life, who we are, and working through challenges. The illustrations are beautiful and the hand-written text is unique.

If I had to explain the feeling of this book, it is like a long hug with a loved one or a warm cup of cocoa.

Mitch It‘s going to be a TV adaptation for Christmas I believe! 3mo
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bookishbitch
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Library book finished. What an absolutely charming book. It is basicly a warm hug. Lovely insights that everyone can benefit from. I loved this so very much. I'm definitely going to buy a copy of my own to keep.

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LoverOfLearning
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Finally! Finally reading this masterpiece.

Shoutout to Libby for having this graphic novel on the app. I'm already so in love with it and I know I will cry at the end. Tears of happiness if you will. ❤

UwannaPublishme Love this book! 🙌🏻 6mo
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Rissa1
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5⭐️
This book is all around beauty! It is going to be put in a place where anybody who walks in my house can see it, pick it up, and find simple joy.

truthinfiction I just started it this morning. What a coincidence!! 9mo
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Rissa1
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This book was a Mother's Day gift. It is beautiful and this made me laugh out loud. "If at first you don't succeed have some cake."

Texreader One of the best books published! 9mo
Rissa1 @Texreader so happy my husband saw it and thought it would be a great Mother's Day gift. I have fallen in love with it! 9mo
Texreader @Rissa1 It‘s an awesome gift. A Litten sent it to me after a close friend died right at the beginning of the pandemic. So I gave a copy to a friend when she had to resume chemo. It‘s perfect for the right person at the right time. Your husband rocks 9mo
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"Love Brings you Home." said the Mole

LoverOfLearning Ugh I need to read this 8mo
moasul Definitely; 8mo
moasul It's just a kind of booklet; you will love it though 🤞 8mo
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moasul
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Short But very Alluring fable 😇
Many thoughts are presented in a concise, clear and much easy way.
Have a good read 😊

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Posted by the author recognizing it‘s National Mental Health Awareness Week. https://www.instagram.com/p/CdYLagbMZOf/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Such an excellent book.

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rachelshareex
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brittanybooks
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Incredible! I‘d pick this over “The Little Prince” any day of the week. #book64of2022

TLC49steps I decided I have too much in common with the mole…especially the cake eating!! 🧁🤣 A true delight indeed; one you could find on👌Winnie the Pooh‘s book shelf (pure nectar). (edited) 9mo
brittanybooks @TLC49steps same here- I have a “keep calm and eat a cupcake” mug from years ago and I‘ll never get rid of it 🧁 🍰 🎂 9mo
TLC49steps @brittanybooks I say…CHEERS to that Brit! From 🍰 a lemon 🍋 drizzle Diva 🇬🇧☕️🧁 9mo
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moasul Nothing more important than this 😇 9mo
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kaysworld1
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This book took me half hour to read.
It is gentle and beautifully written.

#readingthelibrary
#librarybook
#Reading
#readathon
#recommended

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AmyG I bring out this book when I need some comfort. It‘s beautiful, to say the least. 9mo
kaysworld1 @AmyG I'm planning on buying it now as a rare reread. Xx 9mo
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MeganLindell
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⭐️⭐️ • It‘s a no for me. Two stars for the illustrations. Zero stars for the written content.

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kabenth
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"One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things."

Needed this reminder today ❤ This book is absolutely beautiful.

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kabenth
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Stumbled across the sweetest little book today.

"'Being kind to yourself is one of the greatest kindnesses,' said the mole."

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AvidReader25
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Reread this lovely book on a whim and it resonated even more the second time. It‘s filled with advice that we all need to hear. The illustrations are beautiful, but it‘s the words that hit straight to my heart. I know I return to it many times in the future.

“When the big things feel out of control… focus on what you love right under your nose.”

Bookwomble Ooh, I needed to read that right now! Thank you for your timely quote 😊 10mo
AvidReader25 @Bookwomble I did too! 💙 10mo
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TheSpineView
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Happy Tuesday everyone! Here are the #Two4Tuesday questions for today. Hope you have an awesome day! Thanks for playing! 💚🍀💚

My answers:
💚 The tagged book spoke to me. Reading it was like getting a hug.
💚 I don't actually celebrate St. Patrick's Day but I do wear green that day to be in the spirit of things.

Want to play? @Eggs @wanderinglynn @EadieB @4thhouseontheleft @Texreader @Crazeedi @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TK-421

Eggs 💚Thanks for tagging me 💚 11mo
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for the tag 😊 11mo
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ozma.of.oz Thanks for tagging me! 🥰 11mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😌 11mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! ☘️ 11mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 💚🍀 11mo
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Texreader
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Charlie Mackesy‘s message to teachers today on Instagram. Thank you #teachersofLitsy!

Astroneman 🥰 13mo
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