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The man who planted trees

Giono, Jean

Published by CBC Enterprises
ISBN 10: 0887943624 / ISBN 13: 9780887943621
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Title: The man who planted trees

Publisher: CBC Enterprises


Book Condition: Good


0887943624 Meets the good condition guidelines. **Has crinkling** Has wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0887943624Z3

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Synopsis: The hero of the story, Elzeard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence, France. The result was a total transformation of the landscape -- from one devoid of life, with miserable, contentious inhabitants, to one filled with the scent of flowers, the songs of birds, and fresh, flowing water.

Chelsea Green is proud to once again collaborate with American Forests to present the Jean Giono Award to an individual who embodies the tree-planting spirit of Elzeard Bouffier. Past winners include Paul Rokich, who secretly planted trees under cover of night on the denuded hills of Utah's Oquirrh Mountains, land that had suffered from overgrazing, excessive logging, fires, and copper-mining activities.

We have joined the Paul Winter Consort in the release of a CD version of the acclaimed audio of this story. The original music was composed and is performed by the Paul Winter Consort, and the text is narrated by Robert J. Lurtsema, host of "Morning Pro Musica" on public radio station WGBH in Boston.

We are also offering packages of 12 beautiful note cards featuring six of Michael McCurdy's wood engravings from the book, with a message from the text on the back of each card.

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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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