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Man Who Planted Trees (Paperback) (Jean Giono)

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A legendary tale written by Jean Giono in the 1950s, sumptuously illustrated, and with an introduction by Michael Morpurgo

This is an optimistic tale of a man who brings back to life a waterless and desolate valley. Over a period of many years, the shepherd Elzéard Bouffier plants hundreds of hectares of oak, beech, and birch seeds, transforming an inhabitable region into a thriving forest. This he did alone and, by choice, without any help. A beautiful story of a modest man who did something truly remarkable, this is a tale to read again and again at any age.

A legendary tale written by Jean Giono in the 1950s, sumptuously illustrated, and with an introduction by Michael Morpurgo

This is an optimistic tale of a man who brings back to life a waterless and desolate valley. Over a period of many years, the shepherd Elzéard Bouffier plants hundreds of hectares of oak, beech, and birch seeds, transforming an inhabitable region into a thriving forest. This he did alone and, by choice, without any help. A beautiful story of a modest man who did something truly remarkable, this is a tale to read again and again at any age.

Number of Pages: 48.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Jean Giono
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2016
TCIN: 17180119
UPC: 9781908786777
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-3519

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