First with your head and then with your heart . . .So says Hoppie Groenwald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, it is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout his life.Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.Bryce Courtenay's classic bestseller is a story of the triumph of the human spirit - a spellbinding tale for all ages.
About the Author
Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa and has lived in Sydney for the major part of his life. He is the bestselling author of The Power of One, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Jessica, Solomon's Song, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Whitethorn, and Brother Fish.
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Comments about The Power of One:
This book's great. It follows the life of a young boy in South Africa and the first half of the story is set in World War 2. It is a great, insightful and confronting (in a good way) book and is a book you'll definitely remember.
" "The Power of One "has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama in the boxing ring." - "The New York Times" "From the Hardcover edition."
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: June 2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1