Our Darling Girl was given a very special book for Christmas, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. It is a story about a lonely boy who meets a mole and together they spend time gazing into ‘the wild’. The author says ‘… the wild is a bit like life – frightening sometimes but beautiful.’ They meet a fox, wary because he has been hurt by life and later, a gentle horse. They are all different and each has their weaknesses, just like us.
Cover of the book
It’s a quick read, you can go from cover to cover in less than an hour but you will find yourself dipping back into it, often … for ever afterwards.
This is a beautiful book with simple images and powerful messages. A very thoughtful gift.
Charlie Mackesy hopes ‘… this book encourages you to live courageously with more kindness for yourself and others. And to ask for help when you need it – which is always a brave thing to do.’
Who is Charlie Mackesy? Read about him and the Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse here.