The Man Who Planted Trees
Title: The Man Who Planted Trees
Author: Jean Giono
This is the timeless story of a solitary shepherd who spent his life working anonymously to reforest Provence, France, and by doing so revitalized the land and the people who lived there.
Jean Giono’s unforgettable story is of Elzéard Bouffier, a tireless shepherd who plants one hundred acorns a day over a span of thirty years. In doing so, Bouffier not only transforms the countryside, but revitalizes his community and teaches us about hope, humanity, and our own ability to create change in the world around us.