The Man Who Planted Trees
By (author) Jean Giono
Illustrated by Michael McCurdy
Foreword by Wangari Maathai
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Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
Book DescriptionJean Giono's beautiful allegorical tale is legendary. Written in the 1950's, its message was ahead of its time, inspiring readers to rediscoverthe harmonies of the countryside and prevent its willful destruction. The narrator, journeying by foot across the barren plains of the lower Alps, has his thirst assuaged by the well water drawn by the shepherd Elzeaerd Bouffier. Here begins the subtle parable which Giono weaves of the life-giving shepherd who chooses to live alone and carry out the work of God. Over forty years the desolate hills and lifeless villages which sooppressed the traveler are transformed by the dedication of one man. All with the help of a few acorns. Giono's hope was to set in motion a worldwide reforestation program that would rejuvenate the earth. "The Man Who Planted Trees" is a hymn to creation and a purveyor of confidence in man's ability to change his-indeed the world's-lot. Review Citations: Ingram Advance 05/01/2005 pg. 77 (ISBN 1931498725, Hardcover)
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781933392813
Paperback / softback
(227mm x 155mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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First published in French by Bernard Grasset as Colline in 1929.
Man Who Planted Trees, Hardback (March 2015)
In 1910, while hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a shepherd called Elzeard Bouffier. Staying with him, he watches Elzeard sorting and then planting hundreds of acorns as he walks through the wilderness.
Angelo, Paperback (December 2009)View all books by Jean Giono
Angelo, a young Hussar colonel and expert swordsman, has had to escape into France from his native Piedmont after killing an Austrian police-spy in a duel. Travelling the roads of Provence disguised as a French workman, he falls in with an eccentric marquise, Celine de Theus, and becomes a guest at the chateau.
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Author Biography - Jean Giono
Jean Giono (1895-1970), the only son of a cobbler and a laundress, was one of France's greatest writers. He was a pacifist, and he was imprisoned in France for his beliefs during the Second World War. He wrote over thirty novels, scores of short stories, plays, poetry, essays, and filmscripts. Giono won the Prix de Monaco (for the most outstanding collected work by a French writer) among other awards. Michael McCurdy is one of America's finest wood engravers. He has illustrated nearly 200 books for trade publications and special fine-press editions. His prints and drawings are also shown in galleries throughout the country. McCurdy lives in Springfield, Mass.
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