The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

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by Jean Giono, Michael McCurdy
     
 

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This is the twentieth anniversary edition of French writer/pacifist Giono's (1895-1970) classic tale of a shepherd who planted acorns daily for 30 years. It includes the original wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a new afterword by the founder of TreePeople. Originally published in 1954 in Vogue… See more details below

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This is the twentieth anniversary edition of French writer/pacifist Giono's (1895-1970) classic tale of a shepherd who planted acorns daily for 30 years. It includes the original wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a new afterword by the founder of TreePeople. Originally published in 1954 in Vogue as "The Man Who Planted Trees and Grew Happiness." Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"Jean Giono's story of a man's generosity to nature-and through nature, to other humans-surely belongs among the most moving and endearing statements of our hope. The story-vision and parable and manual-correctly opposes the tree-planter, the earth-husband, to the makers of war. In the figure of Elzéard Bouffier, Giono summaries the best that can be said of our species. It has given me much joy to reread this story."--Wendell Berry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890132323
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Helen and Scott Nearing Titles Ser.
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.32(d)

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