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"I made a film with some friends about a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse

- their journey together and the boy's search for home. I hope this book

gives you courage and makes you feel loved." Love Charlie x

Charlie Mackesy's glorious book needs little introduction. Published in October 2019, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse has sold over seven million copies worldwide and is the bestselling UK non-fiction hardback since records began – with over 140 weeks in the

Sunday Times and New York Times top ten bestseller lists and rights sold in over 44 foreign languages.

This beloved modern classic has been adapted into an animated short film, coming to BBC One and iPlayer this Christmas. Accompanying this highly anticipated production, Ebury will publish The Animated Story on 22nd November. This beautifully made hardback celebrates 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.

The Animated Story will take readers of all ages on an extraordinary, poignant and heartfelt adventure following four unlikely friends - a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse - as they journey together in the boy’s search for home.

Contact us today top pre-order your copy - all pre-orders at Madhatters Bookshop before 1st September will receive a 10% discount.

We are so excited to bring you this beautiful book...the perfect book for your bookshelf or for Christmas!

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