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The Man Who Planted Trees, the puppet version

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As we head into Earth Day, a classic tale about caring for our planet is being re-told at the Theatre d'Outremont.

The Man Who Planted Trees, by French author Jean Giono, is the story of a shepherd who spends years planting trees and bringing life back to a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps.

(You may recall that the story was also an Oscar-winning animated film hand-drawn and produced by Radio-Canada's Frédéric Back.)

Now it's the turn of Scotland's Puppet State Theatre.

Puppeteers Richard Medrington and Rick Conte are in Montreal for two shows today.

They joined Sonali in studio (Rick Conte stayed in character as the tree planter's dog - called Dog.)

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