Our Father Who Art in the Tree
Winner of the YoungMinds Book Award 2003

A 10-year-old girl in suburban Australia finds a unique way of coping with her father's death in this brief, fairy tale-like coming-of-age story. When Simone's father finally succumbs to a lifelong heart condition, her mother is consumed by grief, and her brothers, two older and one younger, are either too preoccupied with their studies or too young to be of any comfort to their sister. Desperately seeking solace, she climbs into the huge poinciana tree looming over their house, and suddenly her long-held suspicions ("If you climbed high enough in the tree in our backyard you came to another world") are confirmed when she hears her father's voice in the highest branches.

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Buy the French edition
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