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Charlie MacKesy

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse - The Animated Story

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Ahead of the long-awaited film on BBC One this Christmas Day, a breath-taking new imagining of the original record-breaking story A journey, in search of home Charlie Mackesy's beloved The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse has been adapted into an animated short film, coming to BBC One and iPlayer this Christmas.

This beautifully made hardback celebrates the work of over 100 animators across two years of production - with Charlie's distinctive illustrations brought to life in full colour 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

About the Author

British artist, illustrator and author Charlie Mackesy began his career as a cartoonist for The Spectator, before becoming a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. His award-winning work has featured in books, private collections, galleries and public spaces around the world. He worked with Richard Curtis on the set of Love Actually to create a set of drawings to be auctioned for Comic Relief, and with Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, The Unity Series.

His internationally bestselling book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, was published in October 2019.Charlie's words and illustrations have brought comfort to many and have been shared online around the world as well as on t-shirts for Comic Relief, magazine covers, street lamp posts, school classrooms, cafés, women's safe houses, prisons, hospital wards and as NHS hospital computer screensavers.

Away from art Charlie co-runs Mama Buci, a honey social enterprise in Zambia. He lives in London with his dog Barney.