The Power of One for young readers came about after hundreds of requests by junior school teachers. While they used the original book for high school students, many felt that an abridged and simplified version could be created for younger students attempting their first serious book.
I decided to try to adapt the book for this purpose and to use only the first half of The Power of One while at the same time simplifying the prose. I confess at the time being worried that I was tampering with a tremendously successful book and that this new version may inhibit sales of the original.
However, I needn't have worried; The Power of One for young readers has proved to be a huge success without cannibalizing the original book. So if you have someone in your family aged around nine or ten years old, you may like to try the junior version, moreover, I am told, even younger children have enjoyed having it read to them at bedtime.