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El Hombre que plantaba arboles (original 1954; edition 2004)
by Jean Giono
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0930031067, Paperback)The Man Who Planted Trees is not a detailed how-to guide to planting; it is a touching story of Elzéard Bouffier, who devoted his entire life to reforesting a desolate portion of Provence, in southern France. He single-handedly planted 100 acorns each day before, through, and after two world wars, and transformed a sorrowful place into one full of life and joy. Jean Giono's words offer a tribute to how much good one person can accomplish in a lifetime and advise on how to live life with deep meaning. Illustrated with moving, beautiful wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, The Man Who Planted Trees is simply written but powerful and unforgettable. The text is also available on tape, eloquently narrated by Robert J. Lurtsema and accompanied by music from the Paul Winter Consort.
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This is the timeless story of a solitary shepherd who spent his life working anonymously to reforest Provence, France, and by doing so revitalized the land and the people who lived there. A barren region in France is brought back to life by the efforts of Elzeard Bouffier who, with great determination, plants 100 acorns everyday over thirty years.
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