The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2022
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The Man Who Planted Trees
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This tiny short story is absolutely perfect - cover to cover in under an hour, with an insightful introduction and stunning artwork throughout. For such a ... READ MORE
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Synopsis

'And so, with great care, he planted his hundred acorns'While hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a solitary shepherd called Elzéard Bouffier. Staying with him, he watches Elzéard sorting and then planting hundreds of acorns as he walks through the wilderness.Ten years later, after surviving the First World War, he visits the shepherd again. A young forest is slowly spreading over the valley - Elzéard has continued his work. Year after year the narrator returns to see the miracle being created: a verdant, green landscape that is testament to one man's creative instinct. miracle he is gradually creating: a verdant, green landscape that is a testament to one man's creative instinct.'I love the humanity of this story and how one man's efforts can change the future for so many' Michael Morpurgo, IndependentVINTAGE EARTH is a series of books that reveals our ever-changing relationship with the environment. These are stories old and young, set in worlds real or imagined, that allow us to explore our connection to the natural world. Transformative, wild, surprising and essential, these novels take on the most urgent story of our times.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784878016
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Weight: 64g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 4 mm

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