The Man Who Planted Trees: Paul Winter Consort

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We have joined the Paul Winter Consort in the release of a CD version of the acclaimed audio of the story by Jean Giono. 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.?

The hero of the story, Elz?ard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of France. The result was a total transformation of the ...

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Overview

We have joined the Paul Winter Consort in the release of a CD version of the acclaimed audio of the story by Jean Giono. 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.”

The hero of the story, Elzéard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of 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.

A compelling story of a simple man who eases his grief over the loss of his family by planting enough acorns to create a forest in a barren area of France.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A timeless classic, ideal to read aloud for hope, for love of the green and living world—and for marveling at the resilient beauty of nature."--Branches of Light

"In Giono's work what every sensitive, full-blooded individual ought to be able to recognize at once is 'the song of the world.'"--Henry Miller --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930031763
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/20/1996
  • Series: Helen and Scott Nearing Titles Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: CD
  • Edition number: 20
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 4.86 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Giono (1895-1970), the only son of a cobbler and a laundress, was one of France's greatest writers. He was a pacifist, and he was imprisoned in France for his beliefs during the Second World War. He wrote over thirty novels, scores of short stories, plays, poetry, essays, and filmscripts. Giono won the Prix de Monaco (for the most outstanding collected work by a French writer) among other awards.
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