Victoria Jamieson is the creator of the Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children's book designer before moving to Portland, Ore., and becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy and Canada. She maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league and has a not-so-secret past as a Renaissance Faire groupie.
Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire,
and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll
need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind--she'll go
to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it's not easy to act
like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of
girls who seem really nice...until they don't. For the first time, she's
embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and
their small, messy apartment. And when her new friends encourage her to do
something mean, Impy goes along with it. Before long, Impy doesn't even
recognize herself. Is she the dragon in her own story or the heroic knight?