Posted on December 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, by Charlie Mackesy, has been chosen as Barnes & Noble's inaugural Book of the Year.

It emerged victorious from a pool of eight books, which in turn was created from booksellers' nomination of the titles they were “most proud to be selling.” 

The book's blurb describes it as a modern fable for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons; Mackesy, a beloved British illustrator, provided the hundred drawings in it as well as the text.

Said one of its nominators:

In the world we live in today, this book touches the heart and reminds us of who we want to be and the world we want to create for ourselves and others. The simple messages from a mole or compassionate words from a horse tells us that we don't need a complex answer when we are confused. Life is simple. We are the ones who make it so complicated. A beautiful book for the soul as well as the eyes.

The other seven finalists were:

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