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y The Power of One single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989
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'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.' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y The Power of One Robert Mark Kamen , United States of America (USA) : Alcor Films , 1992 Z390308 1992 single work film/TV

The story of a young English boy called PK, orphaned in a foreign land and terrorised for his political beliefs by his schoolmates. He turns to the only friend who can help him: a kindly yet worldly wise prison inmate who teaches him how to box. As he grows to manhood, PK takes on the systemic social injustices he sees around him and finds that one person really can make a difference.

Notes

  • Also published in braille and sound recording format(s).
  • Selected in December 2004 by the Australian public in an ABC poll as Australia's joint 36th favourite book.
  • Ranked #5 in ABC1's First Tuesday Book Club '10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die' 2012 voting ballot.
  • Other formats: Available as an electronic resource

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: La puissance de l'Ange
Language: French
Alternative title: La forza di chi è solo
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
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      Italy,
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      Bompiani , 1989 .
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      Extent: 471p.
      ISBN: 8845213889, 9788845213885

Works about this Work

y The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2015 8919230 2015 single work criticism
Courtenay Still Leads Reading Favourites 2015 single work column
— Appears in: NT News , 8 September 2015; (p. 4)
'Bryce Courtenay's Power of One has topped the list of Australia's 100 best-loved books...'
Books That Changed Me : Fiona McIntosh Fiona McIntosh , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 November 2014; (p. 16)
Celebrating Great Australian Writing : First Tuesday Book Club 2013 single work column
— Appears in: InCite , 1 January vol. 34 no. 1/2 2013; (p. 18-20)
Showman Who Knew the Power of a Story Blanche Clark , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 November 2012; (p. 26-27)
Untitled Elspeth Cameron , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 44 no. 1 2000; (p. 22)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Untitled Mary Koenig , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 1 2000; (p. 35-36)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
A White Son of Africa Anna Murdoch , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Washington Post Book World , 4 June 1989; (p. 6)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Adam's Flight of Fancy Becomes a Ripping Yarn Katharine England , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 March 1989; (p. 11)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Happy Account of a Boy Hero Mark Thomas , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 March 1989; (p. B5)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
A Look At... The Young Readers' Edition of Bryce Courtenay's The Power of One Matthew Wilson , Simon Law , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 14 no. 4 1999; (p. 20-21)
Showman Who Knew the Power of a Story Blanche Clark , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 November 2012; (p. 26-27)
Celebrating Great Australian Writing : First Tuesday Book Club 2013 single work column
— Appears in: InCite , 1 January vol. 34 no. 1/2 2013; (p. 18-20)
Power of Sequel Packs Punch Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 5 October 1991; (p. 28)
Tragedy Tackled by Power of Pen Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 12 October 1991; (p. 18)
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