Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Man Who Planted trees by Jean Giono
In 1910, while hiking through Provence, France, the narrator meets a shepherd who has chosen to live a solitary life in an isolated valley and devote himself to planting trees, by hand. The narrator recounts his visits with the shepherd for 4 decades, describing how his successful reforesting efforts change the environment and the effect it has on people in the area. Woodcut engravings, by Michael McCurdy, record the beautiful changes. A truly lovely book for any reader with an interest in the environment.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PQ 2613. I57 H5813 1985 2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by Theresa Paulsrud, Head of Acquistions, Leatherby Libraries

Rating: Highly Recommended  

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