The Greyhound Teachers’ Guide

Overview

The Teachers’ Guide to accompany The Greyhoundy John Cooper.

Fifteen-year-old Danny is a troubled kid, and trouble always seems to follow him. Things are changing just too fast his family has moved to a new town, his father is battling alcoholism, and Danny has a hair-trigger temper that causes him problems with the teachers and the other kids at his new school. But as they say, everybody can do at least one thing well, and for Danny its judo. The dojo is the one place where Danny’s aggression can find an outlet, even as he tries to make sense of a life that seems way out of control. As he gets ready for an upcoming competition, things just might be on the upswing in Danny’s life. Its all thanks to the arrival of a four-legged wonder, a remarkable greyhound named Long Shot that may hold the key to Danny finding both balance in his life and, especially, a greater understanding of his father.

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About the Author

Eleanor Creasey

Posted by KathrynB on October 30, 2014

Eleanor Creasey

A retired teacher and school principal, Eleanor Creasey B.Ed., M.Ed. is the author of On Remembrance Day, and four teachers' resource guides to facilitate classroom discussion of novels. She lives in Ottawa.