Jean Giono's extraordinary fable brings to life a shepherd who plants one hundred acorns a day for thirty years. The shepherd's tireless efforts transform the countryside, revitalize his community, and teach us about hope, humanity, and our own ability to create change in the world.
"Originally published in Vogue under the title: The man who planted hope and grew happiness"--T.p. verso., Foreword to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition by Wangari Maathai. Afterword to the Original Edition by Norma L. Goodrich. Aferword by Andy Lipkis., Illustrations, and Afterword to the original edition c1985.