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Man Who Planted Trees,The - Jean Giono

Man Who Planted Trees,The

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Published: 16th November 1995
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"The narrator of this allegorical tale, 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. Thus begins the subtle parable that 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 dedication of one man. All with the help of a few acorns. Written in the 1950s, Giono s brief story, which he hoped would help set in motion a worldwide reforestation programme, had a message ahead of its time. It has inspired many readers over the years to rediscover the harmonies of the countryside and prevent its wilful destruction. This edition is enhanced by Harry Brockway s delightful engravings and by an afterword by Alyne Giono. "

"One of the greatest writers of our generation" -- Andre Malraux "Thoughtful and potent, this captivating tale of nature and nurture will bring a smile to many lips" * Connexion * "The Man Who Planted Trees...is really special to me - it's a book I give away to people a lot" -- Kevin McCloud * Mail on Sunday * "One of the greatest writers of our generation" -- Andre Malraux "Thoughtful and potent, this captivating tale of nature and nurture will bring a smile to many lips" * Connexion *

ISBN: 9781860461170
ISBN-10: 1860461174
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 16th November 1995
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 20.1  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Number: 1