The River Gang girls have got it in for Rosie. They used to be her friends, but now they think she's weird and call her names like "Pimple-head". They make fun of her dog Dog too. Worst of all, they've turned the new girl, Curly, against her. If only Rosie could be like the heroine of her games, the amazing Queen Roo-Pan. Then she'd show them. But is she brave enough to risk being laughed at and make a stand?
Ian Bone was born in Geelong, Australia, where Ford cars are manufactured. He trained as a teacher and then enrolled at the Australian Film and TV School, after which he got a job with the Australian Broadcasting Company. For ten years he produced, directed and wrote children's television programmes, a number of which won national and international awards. Since 1993, he has been a full-time writer of books for children, including Winning Back Dad, another Walker title. He is married with three children.