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  • ISBN 0930031067
  • ISBN13 978-0930031060
  • Language English
  • Author Jean Giono
  • Publisher Chelsea Green Pub Co (June 1, 1987)
  • Pages 52
  • Formats lrf lit doc txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory World Literature
  • Size ePub 1340 kb
  • Size Fb2 1302 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 452

A barren region in France is brought back to life by the efforts of Elzeard Bouffier who, with great determination, plants 100 acorns everyday over thirty years

Home Jean Giono The Man Who Planted Trees. Jean Giono was born in 1895 in Manosque, Provence, and lived there most of his life

Home Jean Giono The Man Who Planted Trees. The Man Who Planted Trees, . Jean Giono was born in 1895 in Manosque, Provence, and lived there most of his life. He supported his family working as a bank clerk for eighteen years before his first two novels were published, thanks to the generosity of André Gide, to critical acclaim. He went on to write thirty novels, including The Horseman on the Roof, and numerous essays and stories. In 1953, the year in which he wrote The Man who Planted Trees, he was awarded the Prix Monégasque for his collective work. Jean Giono died in October 1970.

The Man Who Planted Trees (French title: L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a short story published in 1953 by French author Jean Giono. An allegorical tale, it tells the story of one shepherd's long and successful single-handed effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century. It was written in French, but first published in English.

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Like the other Giono writings I have now read, THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES is not just beautifully written . Written by Jean Giono, this popular story of inspiration and hope was originally published in 1954 in Vogue as "The Man Who Planted Hope and Grew Happiness.

Like the other Giono writings I have now read, THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES is not just beautifully written - although certainly that - but also beautifully conceived as an homage to aspects of humanity that make the world a better place. 11 people found this helpful. The story's opening paragraph is as follows: "For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years.

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

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Start by marking The Man Who Planted Trees as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I read this book in its entirety (a slim 46 pages) sitting alone in a cafe in Annecy, in the French Alps. My only prior acquaintance with Jean Giono was watching part of The Horseman on the Roof in which a handsome man together with a handsome woman and a handsome horse have handsome adventures not limited to galloping about on town roofs (view spoiler)[I imagine it really buggers up your tiles, and then it'll start to rain, and will the insurance pay.

The Man Who Planted Trees Jean Giono. The Man Who Planted Trees. For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years

The Man Who Planted Trees Jean Giono. net 20 de outubro de 2002. Jean Giono, the only son of a cobbler and a laundress, was one of France’s gre-atest writers. For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years. If this performance is devoid of all egoism, if its guiding motive is unparalleled ge-nerosity, if it is absolutely certain that there is no thought of recompense and that, in addition, it has left its visible mark upon the earth, then there can be no mistake.

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Brick my own
A friend recently discovered the writings of Jean Giono and recommended this writer to me. I'd never heard of him so I started by seeing what I could find out about him on the web. I learned he had made available for free the entire text of THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES to anyone who wanted to use it, including an American who wanted to print 100,000 copies to distribute free of charge. In his response to authorize this use, Giono wrote: "I believe it is time for us to have a 'policy of the tree.'" I am a retired public policy analyst, and that verbiage piqued my interest immediately. My initial interest was rewarded many times over by the experience of reading Giono's short narrative about the man who planted trees, and I have now read it several times and listened to an audible version of it on cassette tape. Like the other Giono writings I have now read, THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES is not just beautifully written -- although certainly that -- but also beautifully conceived as an homage to aspects of humanity that make the world a better place.
Nagis
I have had a copy of this book for over ten years, I loaned it to everyone I could. The last time I loaned it, it didn't come back. So, I bought the edition shown here. This has woodblock art in with it, beautiful work. I read the book every now and then because it is uplifting. The way Mr. Giono wrote it is so vivid, it's like you are there. It's actually a short story and takes about 20 - 30 minutes to read. But it has a high re-readability factor. Get this and share with your children, a friend who is down in the dumps, or buy one for the school library.

A re-assuring, peaceful, wonderful story with a simple, unforgettable message.
Thozius
In many readers' lives there are a few books, or maybe only one, which serve as touchstones. They define us like our most vivid memories do. Not many books or stories deserve that kind of devotion, but this one does. It isn't timeless - it's deeply rooted in 20th century France - but its honest treatment of the time and place is one of the things that makes it universal.

There are dozens of facets that could be highlighted in a review, but the one I find most compelling is Giono's treatment of a man alone and how he is yet connected to the world around him. Even a solitary figure can contribute to the birth and health of a community. It's not clear why he does his work, but it's clear that the work is good.

There is such hope here, but no easy palliative. It is a call to lifelong diligence in the service of something good, and important, and bigger than ourselves.
Thabel
I used to live on an acre of land in the suburbs of Boston. My next-door neighbor was a retired college professor, scholar, farmer, New England resourceful - use it till it can't be used any more and then use it for something else - kind of guy. He taught me to make garden implements out of scrap wood or unused material and gave me the book The Man Who Planted Trees. He taught me to revere growing things. I planted more than fifty trees on my property.

This wonderful tale has been reviewed by professionals so I won't attempt it. I can, however, share the memory of my neighbor and state that this book is a pleasure to read.
ALAN
Everyone should read this book; whether to read as a warning, as a hope, as a perfect fiction.
Kakashkaliandiia
The Man Who Planted Trees is the tale of Elzeard Bouffier, a man who, after his son and wife die, spends his life reforesting miles of barren land in southern France. Bouffier's planting of thousands and thousands of trees results in many wondrous things occurring, including water again flowing in brooks that had been dry for many years. The brooks are fed by rains and snows that are conserved by the forest that Bouffier planted. The harsh, barren land is now pleasant and full of life.
Written by Jean Giono, this popular story of inspiration and hope was originally published in 1954 in Vogue as "The Man Who Planted Hope and Grew Happiness." The story's opening paragraph is as follows:
"For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years. If this performance is devoid of all egoism, if its guiding motive is unparalleled generosity, if it is absolutely certain that there is no thought of recompense and that, in addition, it has left its visible mark upon the earth, then there can be no mistake."
The Man Who Planted Trees has left a "visible mark upon the earth" having been translated into several languages. In the "Afterword" of the Chelsea Green Publishing Company's edition, Norma L. Goodrich wrote that Giono donated his story. According to Goodrich, "Giono believed he left his mark on earth when he wrote Elzeard Bouffier's story because he gave it away for the good of others, heedless of payment: `It was one of my stories of which I am the proudest. It does not bring me in one single penny and that is why it has accomplished what it was written for.'"
This special edition is very informative. Not only does it contain Giono's inspirational story, which is complemented beautifully by Michael McCurdy's wood engraving illustrations and Goodrich's informative "Afterword" about Giono, but it also contains considerable information about how wood and paper can be conserved in the section "The WoodWise Consumer." Goodrich writes about Giono's effort to have people respect trees.
"Giono later wrote an American admirer of the tale that his purpose in creating Bouffier `was to make people love the tree, or more precisely, to make them love planting trees.' Within a few years the story of Elzeard Bouffier swept around the world and was translated into at least a dozen languages. It has long since inspired reforestation efforts, worldwide."
The Man Who Planted Trees is not only a wonderful story, it will inspire you and your children to care for the natural world.
-Reviewed by N. Glenn Perrett
Efmprof
As described in the introduction, this is really an environmental fable -- The good that results when one man chooses to "heal" his homeland by single-handedly replanting a once lost forest. It's written in Mr. Giono's wonderful style, which I fell in love with reading "The Harvest" and "The Horseman on the Roof," so don't be afraid of this little tale.
Delightful story and I appreciated the background information. I finished the book feeling a sense of peace.