L’homme qui plantait des arbres (The man who planted trees)

May 7, 2018

• Author : Jean Giono
• Publisher : Gallimard Jeunesse (2 November 2017)
• Collection : YOUTH LISTENING
• ISBN-10 : 2075091110
• ISBN-13 : 978-2075091114
• Product Dimensions: 0,6 x 0,7 x 18,8 cm
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Description : In this short story, Jean Giono tells the extraordinary life of Elzéard Bouffier, the lonely shepherd met at random on one of his walks. Elzéard Bouffier gives life back to the dry and dry land of Haute-Provence by methodically planting, day after day, acorns of oak. A gesture that will finally take on an unexpected and magnificent dimension.”

Authors biography
“Jean Giono was born on March 30, 1895 in Manosque in Haute-Provence. His father, an Italian of origin, was a shoemaker, his mother a ironer. After high school in his hometown, he became a bank employee until the 1914 war, which he crossed as a private. In 1919 he returned to the bank. In 1920, he married a childhood friend, Élise. They will have two daughters, Aline and Sylvie. When, in 1930, the bank that employs him closes his branch in Manosque and offers him a situation elsewhere, he chooses to stay in his town, and to leave the bank for literature altogether. He was also a historian and scriptwriter. In Giono’s work, nature holds a large place. He has always loved trees. When he was little, he went for a walk with his father. Both carried in their pockets acorns that they planted in the ground with their cane, hoping that they would become beautiful oaks.Jean Giono died October 9, 1970.”