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Tistou of the Green Thumbs Hardcover – January 1, 1958


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  • Hardcover: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons; 1st edition (1958)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006AVLQQ
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,016,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Farmer Jeanio on March 17, 2010
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I purchased several copies of this wonderful book as gifts when it was first published in English. Now one must purchase it from used or rare book sellers, as I just did for my grandchildren. "Tistou of the Green Thumbs" is a charming parable about the insanity of war. It also helps children address the issue of what happens to a person once he or she dies. Tistou is given several explanations to ponder, just as children in our society often hear different versions of the afterlife from adults around them. A teacher in the '70s, I often read this book aloud to students. We had many moving and illuminating discussions about Tistou, his values, beliefs and actions. I must warn anyone preparing to read the book aloud that they may shed a tear or two--and no, I never found this to be a negative for children--quite the contrary.
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