The Legacy of Luna

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The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
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Author Julia Butterfly Hill
Country United States
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher HarperSanFrancisco
Publication date
April 1, 2000
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages 272 pp; 1st edition
ISBN 0-06-251658-2
OCLC 43115158
333.75/16/092 B 21
LC Class SD129.H53 A3 2000

The Legacy of Luna is a book written by Julia Butterfly Hill about her experiences while protecting a tree named Luna. It is based on a true story, written like a diary of two years spent in an ancient redwood.[1]

The book was published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc. in 2000.

Film adaptation[edit]

A film adaptation of The Legacy of Luna called Luna was scheduled to be released in 2010[dated info], directed by Deepa Mehta. Rachel Weisz was set to star as Hill and actively worked to get the project off the ground, saying:[2]

I flew out to meet her in San Francisco. She’s a very strange character, a great person, and it’s an incredible story, an inspirational story. I’ve been desperately trying to get that movie together, but right now it’s very hard to get money for dramas, particularly a drama with a female at the centre of it. ... If you happen to know of anyone who’s a philanthropist and who’s interested in conservation ...

See also[edit]

  • Butterfly, a documentary film about Hill and her campaign


  1. ^ "The Legacy of Luna (review)". Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  2. ^ Brown, Mick (2009-08-01). "Rachel Weisz talks about starring in A Streetcar Named Desire". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-09-18.