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The Man Who Planted Trees

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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, Elzéard 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 is releasing 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.

Book News Annotation:

This is the twentieth anniversary edition of French writer/pacifist Giono's (1895-1970) classic tale of a shepherd who planted acorns daily for 30 years. It includes the original wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a new afterword by the founder of TreePeople. Originally published in 1954 in Vogue as "The Man Who Planted Trees and Grew Happiness."
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This is the twentieth anniversary edition of French writer/pacifist Giono's (1895-1970) classic tale of a shepherd who planted acorns daily for 30 years. It includes the original wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a new afterword by the founder of TreePeople. Originally published in 1954 in Vogue as "The Man Who Planted Trees and Grew Happiness." Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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. Since that time, 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 is releasing 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.

Synopsis:

The unforgettable story of a tireless shepherd who plants 100 acorns a day over a span of 30 years, thus transforming the countryside and his community, is being reissued in this special 20th anniversary edition.

About the Author

Jean Giono, the only son of a cobbler and a laundress, was one of France's greatest writers. His prodigious literary output included stories, essays, poetry, plays, filmscripts, translations and over thirty novels, many of which have been translated into English. Giono was a pacifist, and was twice imprisoned in France at the outset and conclusion of World War II. He remained tied to Provence and Manosque, the little city where he was born in 1895 and, in 1970, died. Giono was awarded the Prix Bretano, the Prix de Monaco (for the most outstanding collected work by a French writer), the Légion d'Honneur, and he was a member of the Académie Goncourt.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931498722
Foreword:
McCurdy, Michael
Author:
Maathai, Wangari
Illustrator:
McCurdy, Michael
Foreword:
Maathai, Wangari
Author:
Giono, Jean
Afterword by:
Lipkis, Andy
Afterword:
Lipkis, Andy
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7.5 in 12 oz

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Product details 96 pages Chelsea Green Publishing Company - English 9781931498722 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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. Since that time, 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 is releasing 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.
"Synopsis" by , The unforgettable story of a tireless shepherd who plants 100 acorns a day over a span of 30 years, thus transforming the countryside and his community, is being reissued in this special 20th anniversary edition.
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