Charlie Mackesy is the British author and illustrator for the New York Times bestselling, beloved book THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX, AND THE HORSE. Children and adults can now watch the adaptation of this spellbinding story. 

The illustrations are breathtaking. They sweep viewers to a quiet, gentle moment where four characters meet. It is a simple tale about courage, friendship, love, finding a home, and cake. 

The dialogue is beautifully written, filled with affirmations and loving thoughts. The phenomenal ensemble made me believe “I am enough.”  In 32 minutes, Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Jude Coward Nicholl, and Gabriel Bryne whisk us away to a place deep in our souls. It reinforces why all of us are here on this journey. 

THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX, AND THE HORSE should be shared by young and old. It is poignant and will leave you hopeful. It begs the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” The answer is one word…”kind.”

THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX, AND THE HORSE is available to stream on APPLE tv+. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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