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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date June 1, 1989
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394575209
ISBN-10 0394575202
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $18.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An outcast in pre-World War II South Africa, young Peekay learns the power of self-reliance through the pain of the loneliness he experiences
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams.
But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385732543 Book cover for 9780394575209
 
from Delacorte Pr (September 13, 2005); titled "Power Of One"
9780385732543 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.00 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and the boxing ring, with help from a chicken, a boxer, a pianist, black African prisoners, and many others.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Random House Inc (June 1, 1989)
9780394575209 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: An outcast in pre-World War II South Africa, young Peekay learns the power of self-reliance through the pain of the loneliness he experiences
Paperback
Book cover for 9780141304892 Book cover for 9780345359926 Book cover for 9780345410054 Book cover for 9780440239130
 
Rep abr edition from Laurel Leaf (July 10, 2007)
9780440239130 | details & prices | 373 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and in the boxing ring.
Abridged edition from Penguin Group Australia (April 30, 2000)
9780141304892 | details & prices | 360 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $11.35
About: Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big.
With Sara Gilbert | Mti edition from Ballantine Books (April 1, 1992)
9780345359926 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $6.99
This edition also contains The Story of Mtv
About: An outcast in pre-World War II South Africa, young Peekay learns the power of self-reliance through the pain of the loneliness he experiences
Mti edition from Ballantine Books (April 1, 1992)
9780345410054 | details & prices | 518 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.00
About: “The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Humphrey Bower (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Bolinda Audio (July 30, 2005)
9781740936804 | details & prices | 6.75 × 6.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $54.95
About: Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and in the boxing ring.
Library
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from Delacorte Pr (September 13, 2005)
9780385902748 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.00 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and the boxing ring, with help from a chicken, a boxer, a pianist, black African prisoners, and many others.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (December 1, 1996); titled "Power of One"
9780606296458 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $24.55
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780833554253 Book cover for 9781439557280
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 4, 2008)
9781439557280 | details & prices | 373 pages | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $15.99
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833554253 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $28.20
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