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  • Published: 2 August 1999
  • ISBN: 9780141304892
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.00
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The Power of One: Young Readers' Ed




This is Bryce Courtenay's classic best-selling story of the triumph of the human spirit, specially adapted for young readers.

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the welterweight champion of the world.
Peekay starts to take boxing lessons, makes new friends, collects cacti and plays the piano. Above all, he learns to think with his head and then with his heart. He discovers that nothing can defeat the determination to be true to yourself: that this is the power of one.
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  • Pub date: 2 August 1999
  • ISBN: 9780141304892
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Bryce Courtenay

The Late Bryce Courtenay was the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie, Jack of Diamonds and The Silver Moon: Reflections and Stories on Life, Death and Writing. The Power of One is also available in an edition for younger readers, and Jessica has been made into an award-winning television miniseries.

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