The Man Who Planted Trees
Giono, Jean , Michael McCurdy(illus.)
Place Published: White River Junction, VT
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
Date Published: 1985
Edition: Ninth printing
Book Id: 22412
51pp. Thin octavo [23cm] Yellow, red, white and black illustrated wraps. Fine.
Twenty years after Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees they refer to it as "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."