POWman: Unleash the hero within

Dave Tabain, Nadia Worland, Shane Ogilvie (Illustrator), Catherine Thomas, Lachlan Hinds, Lara Walker

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Dave POW Tabain’s schoolmate Stu is being bullied by Johno and his crew. At first, Dave doesn’t know how he can help Stu. He’s ashamed that he just stands and watches, too scared to do anything. Then he remembers that his parents taught him how to deal with people who say and do mean things to others. Its time to make a plan.Instead of doing his maths work, Dave spends the lesson writing out his POW PLAN. He explains it to Stu and their friend Bray, and they test it out that afternoon at sport. In a thrilling game of basketball, Stu overcomes Johno’s bullying and their team wins the game. The boys are so excited that the plan worked, they’re pretty sure it could work for other kids too.Selling Points•POWman offers a concrete way for children to deal with bullying. •Through the story of Dave and his schoolmates, young readers will see how they can use the POW PLAN to help themselves or their friends.•Real, relatable characters and scenarios.•An excellent resource for schools, parents & children.•Retro inspired, bold, sharp, cartoonish illustrations.•First book in a series of books targeting social issues for girls and boys
Original languageEnglish
Type128 pages
Media of outputPrint book
PublisherHarbour Publishing House
Number of pages128
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISBN (Print) 9781925796018
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


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