The story was written in 1953 and first published in Vogue magazine in 1954 as “The Man Who Planted Hope and Grew Happiness”. This story is one of his most well known, having been translated into several languages and made into an Oscar-winning short animated film.
"Jean Giono. The man who planted trees, 20th anniversary edition. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2005.,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 3
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Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol3/iss1/11