The Man Who Planted Trees


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A fictional account of a man who planted a hundred acorns a day in France, reclaiming and beautifying the land by creating a forest. With an afterword about the author by Norma L. Goodrich. More than twenty wood engravings by Michael McCurdy beautifully illustrate this moving book. Presentation from McCurdy to John Depol and with DePol’s signature and bookplate and a separate note from McCurdy loosely inserted. 52, 4 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. small 8vo..

The Man Who Planted Trees is not a detailed how-to guide to planting; it is a touching story of Elzéard Bouffier, who devoted his entire life to reforesting a desolate portion of Provence, in southern France. He single-handedly planted 100 acorns each day before, through, and after two world wars, and transformed a sorrowful place into one full of life and joy. Jean Giono’s words offer a tribute to how much good one person can accomplish in a lifetime and advise on how to live life with deep meaning. Illustrated with moving, beautiful wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, The Man Who Planted Trees is simply written but powerful and unforgettable. The text is also available on tape, eloquently narrated by Robert J. Lurtsema and accompanied by music from the Paul Winter Consort.



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