Monday, June 22, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Above is a page from the book I recently bought, on a whim, because it sounded so good. It is every bit as wonderful as I hoped. This is a book for anyone of any age, child to adult, who loves to dream, to hope and to grow.
The title is "The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse", words and drawings by Charlie Mackesy.
Below is the cover.

In a move against all the darkness in the world these days, I treated myself to the hardcover edition and it is a book I will read or just dip into, again and again. Maybe I have intrigued you to get a copy too.


38 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love this book - it should be in every household.

Ellen D. said...

Thanks for that great quote! It is helpful to hear those words today. I will check my library for this book. Thanks for sharing this book!

Marie Smith said...

It looks perfect for the times.

Laurie said...

Yes you have intrigued me, I will look it up. Have a wonderful day!

Lark said...

This looks so cute! :)

Jeanie said...

We all need a book that lifts us these days. That sounds like a good one!

Lin said...

You have intrigued me. I am avoiding everything these days...social media, what they used to call the "news"...people....I just can't take any more nastiness.

Betsy said...

Such true words, "Everyone is a bit scared, but we are less scared together." Thank you for telling us about this book. We all need each other. If only the world would see that instead of passing on so much hate.
Blessings,
Betsy

Sarah Dee said...

I was recently given this as a present and I love it, every bit as good as you say and beautifully illustrated. A cross between Winnie the Pooh and The Velveteen Rabbit, just a joy. Sarah D.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

I'm intrigued :D

Mevely317 said...

Well, color me intrigued! That first image reminds me of a Winnie the Pooh quote.

Bonnie said...

This looks like a lovely book for all ages! We all need something like that to remind us to stay hopeful and look ahead to good things.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hmmm, this is the second post about this book I've seen in the last couple of days. I'm not really a fan of graphic novels yet, I'm curious.

Mrs R said...

Terra, what gorgeous drawings! Please let us know how the book is!

Mari said...

Hmmm - I'll have to check that out. :)

Granny Marigold said...

I've been enjoying those pictures and lovely little sayings on Pinterest. So endearing. No wonder you like the book.

Anne's Phamilyblog said...

I love a good read. I will check it out. I recently bought several books regarding western NY where our youngest daughter lives with her new husband. There is always interesting history everywhere. My late Uncle Louie was a Colorado history buff and there was nothing about our state that he did not know. Thank you for sharing and always visiting me. Have a wonderful week. HUGS across the miles

Ann said...

I'll have to look for this one. I love the cover.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Terra - looks to be a fascinating book ... and as is mentioned a book of hope ... for our times - thanks for sharing it. All the best - Hilary

Rian said...

I LOVE this book! Sent it to my grand daughter for her graduation recently. Now buying a copy for myself! Yes, perfect book - beautiful illustrations and philosophical sayings - and very appropriate for these unsettling times...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Terra - this sounds a delightful book ... thanks for introducing us to it ... we need hope and positivity at the moment ... stay safe - Hilary

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We all need something good to read in these difficult times. This sounds perfect.

Margaret D said...

I do like that cover, it's different and would draw me to attention.

Ramana Rajgopaul said...

The book sounds interesting. Shall investigate and purchase. Thank you.

Debbie said...

i was so intrigued, i went to amazon, and ordered the book. i am not a "reader" but i think i could handle this. if not, i will gift it to a friend. many thanks for the positive information!!!

Olga said...

Yes, my interest is piqued.

Tabor said...

Definitely intrigued.

Blondie's Journal said...

I came upon this book at Christmas and had to walk away---too many others to think about. One day soon I'll treat myself. Enjoy!

Jane

Caz.P. said...

my husband bought me this book last Christmas. It really is lovely.

dori said...

The title is great - the drawings, too! Fine, that the content of the story also is great!

Susan Heather said...

I hadn't heard of this - will check it out when next in town.

Martha said...

My friend Barrie introduced me to these drawings on Pinterest. They are fabulously intriguing.
:0)

Latane Barton said...

well, you certainly peaked my interest in that book. I love books that you just have to read over and over again.

Bijoux said...

I love the drawings alone.

Sarah H said...

I love Charlie Mackesy's drawings, they are so beautiful. He is one of my favourite artists.

Kathy said...

I have never heard of this book, but now I am intrigued. I will have to look it up.

Leaon Mary said...

I've seen those drawings before and didnt realize it was a book. Yes now I'd like to have a look into it.... thanks for sharing Terra

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

How nice! We all need things to take our minds off the news for a bit. This is so sweet!

Blessings, Net