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El Hombre que plantaba arboles by Jean Giono

El Hombre que plantaba arboles (original 1954; edition 2004)

by Jean Giono

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The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono (1954)

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  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
Giono tells the story of a man who was able to change an area – its landscape and inhabitants through the planting of trees. This is a wonderful short story that has a huge impact. One man was able to find happiness and change his surrounding through a simple action and patience is inspiring. My edition had an afterward that I would recommend people read. It talks more about the author and how this story came about. ( )
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  overthemoon | Jan 11, 2012 |
The Guardian asked authors to name the books they’d most like to pass on to the next generation. The wonderful Michael Morpurgo chose this little volume illustrated with woodcuts claiming it is 'a book for children from 8 to 80'. So I was drawn to read this short book and I was mesmerised. A further draw was the setting of the Provemce region in France but this allegorical short story was not reliant upon one place. It is the story of one man dedicated to planting trees, a story of hope as one man makes a difference. The truths therein were universal and of universal appeal - so simple yet so profound I agree wholeheartefly with Michael Morpurgo's choice. ( )
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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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An allegorical tale, urging readers to rediscover the harmonies of the countryside and prevent its wilful destruction.

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