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The Man Who Planted Trees Jean Giono

The Man Who Planted Trees By Jean Giono

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono


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The Man Who Planted Trees: One of the most pressing stories of our time by Jean Giono

'And so, with great care, he planted his hundred acorns'

While hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a solitary shepherd called Elzeard Bouffier. Staying with him, he watches Elzeard sorting and then planting hundreds of acorns as he walks through the wilderness.

Ten years later, after surviving the First World War, he visits the shepherd again. A young forest is slowly spreading over the valley - Elzeard has continued his work. Year after year the narrator returns to see the miracle being created: a verdant, green landscape that is testament to one man's creative instinct. miracle he is gradually creating: a verdant, green landscape that is a testament to one man's creative instinct.

'I love the humanity of this story and how one man's efforts can change the future for so many' Michael Morpurgo, Independent

VINTAGE EARTH is a series of books that reveals our ever-changing relationship with the environment. These are stories old and young, set in worlds real or imagined, that allow us to explore our connection to the natural world. Transformative, wild, surprising and essential, these novels take on the most urgent story of our times.

The Man Who Planted Trees Reviews

* One of the greatest writers of our generation. --Andre Mairaux

* Giono: he's a god. I rank him with Chateaubriand and Proust. --Jean d'Ormesson

* In Giono's work what every sensitive, full-blooded individual ought to be able to recognise at once is 'the song of the world. --Henry Miller

About Jean Giono

Jean Giono (Author)
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.

Harry Brockway (Illustrator)
Harry Brockway was born in 1958 and studied sculpture at Kingston Art School and at the Royal Academy, where he learned engraving. He makes a living as a stonemason as well as a wood engraver.

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NGR9781784878016
9781784878016
1784878014
The Man Who Planted Trees: One of the most pressing stories of our time by Jean Giono
New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2022-07-07
64
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