This is a fictional account of a simple and unassuming man who changed the face of the earth. As such it is a parable for modern times. Each one of us can plant a tree and save the world. Readers, adults and children alike, will enjoy this story of a miracle wrought by one human being. They will also
experience the challenging task that faces us today of rebuilding our earth.
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. There is a 30-minute short animated film directed by Frédéric Back based on this story. (See Movies in the Forum)