The man who planted trees

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Publisher:
Chelsea Green Pub. Co.,
Pub. Date:
c1985.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Language:
English
Description

A beautiful gift edition of the classic fable about one man's quest to create a forest

In 1910, while hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a 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 the war, he visits the shepherd again and sees the young forest he has created spreading slowly over the valley. Elzéard's solitary, silent work continues, and the narrator returns year after year to see the miracle he is gradually creating: a verdant, green landscape that is a testament to one man's creative instinct. This beautiful cloth gift edition to celebrate Jean Giono's 120th birthday is a cast-iron classic work of French literature that has only ever been available in paperback until now. It deserves a wider audience. Giono's hope was to set in motion a worldwide reforestation. This is a hymn to creation and to the power of the individual to do their bit to change the world for the better. Illustrated throughout with Harry Brockway's striking woodcuts.

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9780930031022
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