Our Father Who Art in the Tree

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Our Father Who Art in the Tree
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Cover of Penguin Australia's first edition
Author Judy Pascoe
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books Australia
Publication date
Pages 168
ISBN 0143000659

Our Father Who Art in the Tree is a 2002 debut novel by Australian writer Judy Pascoe, written from the perspective of 10-year-old Sophie who believes her late father is living in the tree in her backyard.

The novel was reissued as Our Father Who Art in a Tree in the United States and Canada, and after the 2010 film adaptation directed by Julie Bertuccelli, reprinted as The Tree by Murdoch Books.


  • Japanese: Papa no Ki (パパの木). Translated by Ayako Komatsu. Artist House Publishers. 2002. 
  • Traditional Chinese: Shu Shang de Fuqin (樹上的父親). Translated by Hsueh Hui-yi. Wisdom Books. 2003. 
  • German: Erzähl mir, großer Baum... Translated by Holger Wolandt. Droemer Knaur. 2003. 
  • French: L'arbre du père. Translated by Anne Berton. Autrement. 2003. 
  • Swedish: Fader vår som bor i trädet. Translated by Eva Sjöstrand. Forum. 2004. 
  • Czech: Strom: v koruně naděje, v kořenech smutek. Translated by Jan Kozák. Jota. 2011. 
  • Italian: L'albero: una favola vera. Translated by Andrea Silvestri. Bompiani. 2011. 
  • Simplified Chinese: Shu Shang de Shouhu Tianshi (树上的守护天使). Translated by Jiang Kunyang. Volumes Publishing Company. 2015. 

Film adaptation[edit]

Our Father Who Art in the Tree has been adapted into a 2010 feature film entitled The Tree by writer/director Julie Bertuccelli and stars Charlotte Gainsbourg. It was filmed in Boonah, Queensland and is an official French/Australian co-production between Les Films du Poisson and Taylor Media, with Yaël Fogiel and Sue Taylor (Producer) as co-producers.[1] The film was shown at the 2010 New Zealand International Film Festival [2] as well as the Chicago International Film Festival.[3]


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