Jean Giono's beautiful allegorical tale is legendary. Written in
the 1950's, its message was ahead of its time, inspiring readers to
rediscoverthe harmonies of the countryside and prevent its willful
The narrator, journeying by foot across the barren plains of the
lower Alps, has his thirst assuaged by the well water drawn by the
shepherd Elzeaerd Bouffier. Here begins the subtle parable which
Giono weaves of the life-giving shepherd who chooses to live alone
and carry out the work of God. Over forty years the desolate hills
and lifeless villages which sooppressed the traveler are
transformed by the dedication of one man. All with the help of a
Giono's hope was to set in motion a worldwide reforestation
program that would rejuvenate the earth. "The Man Who Planted
Trees" is a hymn to creation and a purveyor of confidence in man's
ability to change his-indeed the world's-lot.
Ingram Advance 05/01/2005 pg. 77 (ISBN 1931498725, Hardcover)
Peter Owen Publishers
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