The man who planted trees / Jean Giono ; wood engravings by Michael McCurdy ; foreword to the Twentieth Anniversary edition by Wangari Maathai ; afterword to original edition by Norma L. Goodrich ; afterword by Andy Lipkis.
Other Titles: Homme qui plantait des arbres. English
Author: Giono, Jean, 1895-1970.
Edition: 20th anniversary ed.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2005.
Description: ix, 61 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject: Nature stories.
Notes: Translation of: Homme qui plantait des arbres.
"Originally published in Vogue under the title 'The man who planted trees and grew happiness.' Copyright 1954 (renewed 1982) by Conde Nast Publications, Inc."--T.p. verso.
Summary: 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.