The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono 1933392819 9781933392813
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Jean Gionos beautiful allegorical tale is legendary. Written in the 1950s, its message was ahead of its time, inspiring readers to rediscoverthe harmonies of the countryside and prevent its willful 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 Elzeaerd 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 sooppressed the traveler are transformed by the dedication of one man. All with the help of a few acorns. Gionos hope was to set in motion a worldwide reforestation program that would rejuvenate the earth. The Man Who Planted Trees is a hymn to creation and a purveyor of confidence in mans ability to change his-indeed the worlds-lot. Review Citations: Ingram Advance 05/01/2005 pg. 77 (ISBN 1931498725, Hardcover

Author: Jean Giono

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 72

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Publication Date: 2007-10-17


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