The book tells the story of a lonely boy who finds a mole, they start walking together, contemplating the unknown and find a fox. After that, the group encounters a very large horse, but also a very gentle one.
Throughout the book, they talk about feelings, loneliness, fears, acceptance, trusting each other and, above all, friendship.
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” is a book written and illustrated by Charlie Mackesy. The work presents a simple yet profound story about four characters who meet and share their experiences and wisdom, in search of meaning and happiness in their lives.
The book begins with the boy, a lonely character who walks through the forest and encounters a mole. Together they explore life and learn about courage, love, empathy and friendship. The mole teaches the boy the importance of accepting himself, even with his imperfections, and not being afraid to ask for help when he needs it.
Soon after, the pair find the fox, who is suffering from the scars left by people who hurt him. The fox shares wisdom with the group about the importance of allowing yourself to feel pain, then healing and moving forward. The fox teaches about the fragility of life and the importance of living each moment fully.
Finally, the group finds the horse, which brings a message of hope and joy. The horse teaches about the importance of being gentle and kind, even in difficult times. It shows how friendship can help overcome any obstacle.
Throughout the story, the characters face various challenges and difficult situations, but they always find comfort and wisdom in each other. The book conveys the message that despite life’s adversities, friendship, kindness and love can help us find meaning and purpose.
Charlie Mackesy’s illustrations are equally important to the story, complementing the narrative with beautiful and moving images that convey a great emotional charge. The author uses a simple artistic style, with smooth strokes and few details, but which conveys a lot of feeling and depth.
The book is an inspiring work, which invites the reader to reflect on the importance of friendship, self-love and compassion in our lives. The story is timeless and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, especially those facing difficult times and looking for comfort and inspiration.
With delicacy, this book touched my heart with messages about courage, about kindness, about acceptance, about relationship with yourself and others.
I found it so beautiful and profound, that I gave this book as a gift at every opportunity that arose. It is the book that everyone should read!
I look forward to the author releasing other books in this style.