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The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono featuring the wood engravings of Michael McCurdy now only €5

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono featuring the wood engravings of Michael McCurdy now only €5

Originally published in 1953, The Man Who Planted Trees is an allegorical tale by French author Jean Giono. Set in the Foothills of the French Alps during both World Wars, the story follows a Shepherd’s personal task of reforesting his desolate region through the planting of over one hundred acorns a day.

Written in the 1950′s, its message was ahead of its time, inspiring readers to rediscover the harmonies of the countryside and prevent its wilful destruction. 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 so oppressed the traveller are transformed by the dedication of one man. All with the help of a few acorns. 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, and indeed, the world’s lot.

Featuring the beautiful wood engravings of Michael McCurdy, one of America’s most celebrated wood engravers and a noted book designer and an afterword by Norma L. Goodrich, this is an unusual story made all the more delightful through the features of this special edition.

We’ve got a limited number of copies at the bargain price of only €5 so be sure to pop in or reserve a copy today!

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