The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/11/1995
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The Man Who Planted Trees
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 illus... READ MORE
Jackie Carreira at Bury St Edmunds
The Man Who Planted Trees
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.
Jackie Carreira at Bury St Edmunds

Synopsis

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: 98g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 4 mm

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The Man Who Planted Trees
Inspiring
As inspiring as it can get, to show how one man can make a difference. I loved this little book.
Jackiesue