The Man Who Planted Trees (Paperback)
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The Man Who Planted Trees (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 16/11/1995
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Jean Giono's beautiful allegorical tale is legendary. Written in the 1950s, its message was ahead of its time, inspiring readers to rediscover the harmonies of the countryside and prevent its wilful 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 Elzeard 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 so oppressed the traveller are transformed by the didication of one man. All with the help of a few acorns. Giono's hope was to set in motion a worldwide reforestation programme 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781860461170
Weight: 98 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 4 mm

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“The Man Who Planted Trees”

Beautiful - not only in its storytelling but in the illustrations throughout. An important fable for all times and a wonderful gift for adults of all ages.

Paperback edition
14th March 2013
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“Just beautiful!”

A simple yet beautiful story about a small man who did a big thing. A fable for anytime and a wonderful gift for somebody you care about. Exquisitely illustrated throughout with engravings by Harry Brockway. Deserves... More

Paperback edition
3rd September 2012
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“Inspiring”

As inspiring as it can get, to show how one man can make a difference. I loved this little book.

Paperback edition
15th April 2012
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