‘I thought of all those times when we raced to the fence… if I beat him now, it would never be the same between us.’

Winning by Elaine Forrestal

Pearce is Yosef’s best friend and Pearce is perfect. He can run faster, climb higher and kick more goals than anyone else in the school.

But what would happen if Yosef started to come first instead? What would happen if Pearce knew something the others didn’t? There are strange events going on at school and things are beginning to change for Josef and the gang…

  • Release date: 03/04/2002
  • Publisher: Penguin Australia
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  • ISBN: 9780141313788
  • Format: Paperback

Forrestal has created a believable interplay between Pearce and Yosef, close friends only while Pearce is the winner.

Judges report – CBCA Notable Books of 2003

Young readers will love the intrigue and feel very satisfied by the ending. Boy power vanquishes man power.

Debbie Mulligan – Magpies