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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.

Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781743481974

    August 21, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    352 pages

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Also by Bryce Courtenay

Australian Trilogy bind-up
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
Sylvia
A Recipe for Dreaming
April Fool's Day
Four Fires
Jessica
Matthew Flinders' Cat
Smoky Joe's Cafe
The Family Frying Pan
Tommo & Hawk
Tandia
The Power Of One
Potato Factory
Tommo And Hawk
Whitethorn
Brother Fish
Solomon's Song

Recommendations

Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Undercover Princess
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series)
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Paper Planes
Alice-Miranda in Hollywood
Magisterium: The Silver Mask
The Martian
365 Days of Wonder
Girl Online: Going Solo
Two Wolves
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
Boy Overboard
Dracula
The Story Of Tom Brennan
The Fighting Stingrays
Thirteen Reasons Why