The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy was originally published in 2019 – and is now in the top 10 adult books of all time, making it the first book to enter this top 10 for 10 years, and the only HB in this top 10.
The much-loved book holds the record for the most consecutive weeks in the Sunday Times Non-Fiction Chart across all formats at 152 weeks, (with over 62 weeks at number one) and is the longest running Sunday Times Non-Fiction Number One of all time. It was the first ever book to be awarded both the Waterstones Book of the Year and Barnes and Noble Book of the Year (2019) – a number one New York Times Bestseller and one of eight books since 2013 that has remained on the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and on NYT Advice, Misc. Bestseller list for over 140 weeks. Published in over 44 foreign languages and dialects, the book is a bestseller in Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Finland and Taiwan. Also available in audio.
The book continues to bring joy and comfort to readers all over the world, and has now been adapted into an animated short film. To accompany the animated short film, readers can now enjoy The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: The Animated Story – a beautifully made hardback celebrating 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.