Item description for The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono, Michael McCurdy & Wangari Maathai...
Overview Shepherd Elzard Bouffier lives alone with his sheep not far from a drought-stricken and windswept hamlet. After the death of his wife and child, he chooses to devote the rest of his life to a patient and anonymous endeavor, which ultimately adds beauty and sustenance to the human and animal communities in the mountains where he lives.
Twenty years ago Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees, a timeless eco-fable about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero of the story, Elzeard 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.
Since our first publication, the book has sold over a quarter of a million copies and inspired countless numbers of people around the world to take action and plant trees. On National Arbor Day, April 29, 2005, Chelsea Green released a special twentieth anniversary edition with a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the African Green Belt Movement.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.21" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 17, 2007
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN 1933392819 ISBN13 9781933392813
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More About Jean Giono, Michael McCurdy & Wangari Maathai
JEAN GIONO was born in 1895 in Manosque, Provence, and lived there most of his life. He supported his family working as a bank clerk for eighteen years before his first two novels were published, thanks to the generosity of Andre Gide, to critical acclaim. He went on to write thirty novels, including "The Horseman on the Roof," and numerous essays and stories. In 1953, the year in which he wrote "The Man who Planted Trees," he was awarded the Prix Monegasque for his collective work. Jean Giono died in October 1970.