Author(s): Jen Storer
Dumped in the River Charon, hunted by an accursed river creature and betrayed by the wicked Matron Pluckrose, Tensy Farlow is in mortal danger. She has no parents. Worse still, she has no guardian angel. When she is thrown into the Home for Mislaid Children - a gloomy orphanage where ravens attack, Watchers hover over your bed, and even the angels cannot be trusted - it seems that all hope is lost. Yet could it be that a plucky, flame-haired orphan with a mysterious past is precisely what this dark world needs?
Jen Storer has written many books for kids but most of them have been about serious topics such as rainforests and bones and the history of ice-cream. She has written six books for Penguin: Aussie Bites Sing, Pepi, Sing and Haggis McGregor and the Night of the Full Moon; I Hate Sport (an Aussie Chomp written under her old nickname, Prue Storer); Tan Callahan's Secret Spy Files, illustrated by Caroline Magerl; and Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children, a wicked gothic adventure story for 10+ readers about an orphan, a horrible orphanage, fallen angels and lost souls which has been shortlisted for the 2010 Aurealis Award, the 2010 APA Design Awards in two categories, the 2010 CBCA Younger Readers Award, the 2010 WAYRBA children's choice awards and the 2010 inaugural Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Jen lives and works in Melbourne.