The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
About the book
Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. '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 thoughts and feelings that unite us all.
A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart.
Wise words -- James Corden Charlie Mackesy's mesmerizing debut combines the simplicity of 'The Giving Tree', magic of 'The Velveteen Rabbit' and the curiosity of 'Paddington' -- Elisabeth Egan * The New York Times * Simply, the world needs Charlie's work right now. -- Miranda Hart Love, friendship and kindness - this book speaks a universal language. -- Bear Grylls A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart. -- Richard Curtis Pure Joy * London Evening Standard * The world that I am required to inhabit is this one. But the world that I long to inhabit is the one that Charlie Mackesy has created. -- Elizabeth Gilbert Those in need of peace will find it between the covers of this elegant picture book for adults and children * The New York Times * You will not be able to buy a more beautiful book for Christmas for somebody you love -- Chris Evans A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart. -- Richard Curtis
Charlie Mackesy Biography
Charlie Mackesy (born 11 December 1962) is a British artist, illustrator and the author of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. His award-winning work has featured in books, private collections, galleries, magazine covers, street lamp posts, school classrooms, cafés, women’s safe houses, churches, prisons, hospital wards and countless other public spaces around the world. Mackesy was contacted by an editor who had seen his drawings on Instagram and subsequently published with her on Ebury. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, first published in October 2019, and has spent over 100 weeks on the Sunday Times Bestsellers List top ten and is the longest Sunday Times Hardback Number One of all time. His book was selected as the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019 and the Barnes and Noble Book of the Year 2019 (the first ever book to be awarded both in the same year) and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards in 2020.Mackesy was amongst the winners of the 2020 Nielsen Bestseller Awards, with The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse achieving Platinum status. All titles that achieve Platinum status are inducted into the "21st century Hall of Fame", which now includes 149 titles. In 2020, eight books passed the Platinum Award million copy sales threshold. Mackesy was awarded Maddox Gallery Artist of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2020 and Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2021. Mackesy is currently working on an animated film of the book.
Personal lifeBorn Charles Mackesy, Mackesy grew up in Northumberland and attended Radley College and Hexham Queen Elizabeth High School. He also briefly attended university twice, but left on both occasions within a week. Mackesy’s paternal grandparents were Major General Pierse Joseph Mackesy and writer Leonora Mackesy (born 1902), who wrote Harlequin romances as Leonora Starr and Dorothy Rivers. Mackesy began his career as a cartoonist for The Spectator, before becoming a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. He also worked with Richard Curtis on the set of Love Actually to create a set of drawings to be auctioned for Comic Relief and has continued to work with the charity that he loves. He was selected to work on Nelson Mandela's Unity Series project, a lithograph project working together with Mandela on the drawings he made. His bronzes can be found in public spaces in London, including Highgate Cemetery and the Brompton Road. His paintings have been exhibited widely, most frequently with galleries in London and New York. He has lived and painted in South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States of America. He resides between Brixton, London and Suffolk with his dog Barney. Away from art Mackesy co-runs Mama Buci, a honey social enterprise in Zambia, and has helped run a homeless project in London.
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|Languages:||| English ||
|Literature Country:||Литература Англии, Австралии и Новой Зеландии|
|Literature Period:||Современная литература|
|Publication date:||Nov. 4, 2019|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|