Running Scared (Paperback)
Gregory loves numbers -- they don't change and he can count on them, literally.
Numbers also keep Gregory's mind off his father who died in a car crash. Ever since, Gregory has not been able to return to the accident scene despite the fact that it lies directly on the way to school. It has become an obstacle of the heart and mind, a physical space that he avoids at all costs. But his new route to school holds other obstacles -- even a big terrifying dog. So finally, when circumstances start to push him back to that tragic location, Gregory must figure out a way to face his problems.
With the support of some new friends, maybe Gregory can find a way to use his love for numbers and math to help overcome his fear -- and start the process of healing.
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) 2014-2015 Children's Literature Award Winner
Shortlisted for The Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2015
About the Author
Beverley Terrell-Deutsch is an elementary school teacher turned psychologist. She taught in Simcoe County, Ontario for several years, then returned to university and attained her doctoral degree in psychology. She practiced as a school psychologist in the Peel District School Board, working with children and their families, for over twenty years. She is an avid gardener, an animal lover, and performs regularly in an English handbell choir. She has been writing for most of her life, has had short stories published in educational anthologies, and is a two time Judges' Choice winner of the Toronto Star newspaper Short Story Contest. She lives near Toronto with her husband and her Toto look-alike Cairn Terrier.