The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: The Animated Story

This short and beautiful book was gifted to me by my mom. “This book is for everyone, whether you are eighty or eight,” as the introduction puts it. It looks like a children’s book, and you can read it in 30 minutes, but it’s replete with wisdom for adults. To give you an idea of how popular this book has become, it has 86,166 ratings on Amazon and an average of 5 stars.


From Charlie Mackesy, the New York Times bestselling author of the internationally beloved tome, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse, comes a companion book to the Academy Award® winning film adaption—now streaming on Apple TV+.

A journey, in search of home...

This beautifully hardcover edition of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse celebrates the work of more than a 100 animators across two years of production–with Charlie Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations brought to life in full color with hand-drawn traditional animation and accompanying hand-written script.

“I made a film with some friends about a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse—their journey together and the boy’s search for home. I hope this book gives you courage and makes you feel loved.” Love Charlie x

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