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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.

He had given me ThePower of One, one idea, one heart, one mind, one plan, one determination.

Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

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  • EBook


    August 21, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    352 pages

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Jack Of Diamonds
April Fool's Day: Popular Penguins
Fortune Cookie
The Power of One: Popular Penguins
The Story Of Danny Dunn
Fishing For Stars
The Persimmon Tree
A Recipe for Dreaming
April Fool's Day
Four Fires
Matthew Flinders' Cat
Smoky Joe's Cafe
The Family Frying Pan
Tommo & Hawk
Potato Factory
Tommo And Hawk
The Power Of One
Brother Fish
Solomon's Song


Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
WaR: Wizards And Robots
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News
Boy Overboard
The Martian
Two Wolves
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
Magisterium: The Silver Mask
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Bfg
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Fish In A Tree
The Other Christy
Love, Simon
A Wrinkle In Time
Turtles All the Way Down