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Jen Storer Jen Storer i(A101389 works by) (a.k.a. Ellen Marcus)
Also writes as: Prue Storer
Born: Established: 1961 ;
Gender: Female
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Most Referenced Works


  • Storer has also written over 40 readers and non-fiction for children under her own name and different pseudonyms, most usually the name 'Ellen Marcus'.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Trapped! 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Way out in the country, Mrs Topple is Tan's closest neighbour. But Mrs Topple has gone on a cruise and Tan is in charge of security at the Topple cottage.

'Tan is also looking after the garden and watering the plants. But mostly she's in charge of security. Which is just as well because something suspicious is going on.

'A strange car has been coming and going and a shadowy figure has been spotted snooping around. And now Tan has noticed items moving around in the garden - on their own!

'As tensions mount, Tan decides a stake-out is in order. Little does she know she is walking straight into a trap.' (Publication summary)

2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
Hoodwinked! 2016 single work children's fiction children's detective mystery

'The next adventure in the best-selling Truly Tan series. Ages: 8-12 Verity Crisp's cousin has come to Peppercorn Valley. Her name is Ophelia Crisp, she is nearly ten and she has messy hair. She is also sullen, secretive and shrouded in mystery. Before long Tan has reasons to suspect that Ophelia is a thief. But a Secret Spy should never jump to conclusions, so Tan sets out to build Ophelia's profile - and discover once and for all if she is a criminal. Tan's investigations lead her deeper into the secret life of Ophelia Crisp and, when Ophelia disappears, it is up to Tan to piece the clues together and find her before it is too late. Ages: 8 +' ' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
Blue, The Builder's Dog 2016 single work picture book children's

'Meet Blue, the Builder's Dog. On the construction site, he's part of the team. He guards the tools, signs the concrete slabs and keeps stickybeaks away.

'But Blue doesn't have a house of his own. The builder has one. The chippie has one. The architect and the big bosses have one. So he decides to quit and build one himself...' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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