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The Man Who Planted Trees By Jean Giono

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

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Summary

A beautiful gift edition of this classic fable about one man's quest to create a forest, with a new introduction by Richard Mabey. Elzeard's solitary, silent work continues and the narrator returns year after year to see the miracle he is gradually creating: a verdant, green landscape that is a testament to one man's creative instinct.

The Man Who Planted Trees Summary

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

A beautiful gift edition of this classic fable about one man's quest to create a forest, with a new introduction by Richard Mabey. In 1910, while hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a 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 the war, he visits the shepherd again and sees the young forest he has created spreading slowly over the valley. Elzeard's solitary, silent work continues and the narrator returns year after year to see the miracle he is gradually creating: a verdant, green landscape that is a testament to one man's creative instinct.

The Man Who Planted Trees Reviews

"A book for children from 8 to 80. I love the humanity of this story and how one man's efforts can change the future for so many" -- Michael Morpurgo * Independent *
"The Man Who Planted Trees...is really special to me - it's a book I give away to people a lot" -- Kevin McCloud * Mail on Sunday *
"A book for children from 8 to 80. I love the humanity of this story and how one man's efforts can change the future for so many" -- Michael Morpurgo * Indpendent *
"Giono's images of Provence have a hypnotic violence akin to Van Gogh at his most vivid, but he also provides a great story, not least one of love" * Mail on Sunday *
"Giono: he's a god. I rank him with Chateaubriand and Proust" -- Jean d'Ormesson

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.

Additional information

GOR006690367
The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2015-03-26
56
1846558182
9781846558184
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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