Book #7 Truly Tan

Truly Tan: Baffled! (Truly Tan, #7)

by Jen Storer

Illustrated by Claire Robertson

On Sale: 10/10/2018



About the Book

'Truly Tan: Baffled! was like going into a lolly shop for three hours - that's how good this book was'
- Ellie, age 11

It is winter in Peppercorn Valley and Tan and her very best friend Gloria go to a bonfire. At school. At night.They also go on a lantern walk and spy on Journeys End.

Journeys End is the creepiest house in Peppercorn Valley. And the old ladies who live there have painted weird symbols all over the outside walls.

What could the symbols mean? And is the house haunted and if so, are the old ladies in danger?

Tan has a hunch they are, but this mystery is complicated and she is baffled!


'I wish I could be best friends with Tan in real life! She's funny, brave and clever and an AWESOME spy!' Maia, age 11

'I finished reading this book in one go in two hours! The book was Truly Tan-tastic!' Tilda, age 10

'This is the ultimate must read of the century. I would love to be Tan and solve all the mysteries.' Heather, age 9

'I love the Tan books so much. I read the whole series in one week!' Declan, age 10


'utterly blooming with possibility and adventure' -Junior Books+Publishing, four-star review

'This is great reading for children from early to middle primary school. We need more of Tan.' - CBCA Reading Time

'A really delightful story with a sassy, good-hearted character. Highly recommended for ages 8-11' - Abbey's Bookshop

'This is a thoroughly modern, funny and Australian version of Enid Blyton's Secret Seven. Great fun for ages 8 to 12' - Readings

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733334139
  • ISBN 10: 073333413X
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 10/10/2018
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 16.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General


Jen Storer has written many acclaimed books for children, including the best-selling Truly Tan series, illustrated by Claire Robertson. Jen is the author of the children's fantasy novels, Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children, The Accidental Princess, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo and The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford.  Her Danny Best series, illustrated by Mitch Vane, includes Danny Best: Full On and Danny Best: Never Wrong. Jen is also a picture book creator, whose titles include Clarrie's Pig Day Out with illustrator Sue deGennaro. @jenstorerauthor

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Danny Best: Watch This!

by Jen Storer

Wibble Wobble

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Claire Robertson is an Australian artist and illustrator based on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.She weaves the whimsy of her island life into her work, incorporating the local flora and fauna in her characteristic style. She is well known for her much loved (prehistoric!) blog for which she has won many awards and accolades. She is also known for her iconic illustrations for the Truly Tan series, written by Jen Storer for Harper Collins Australia.Claire works digitally but also in traditional media: watercolours, paper-cutting, ceramics and textiles.

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Other Works by Claire Robertson

Just the Way We Are

by Claire Robertson

Truly Tan: Trapped!

by Claire Robertson

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