The insights of Jean Evans, a play leader, have become core principles for preschools, play therapy, childcare, and pediatrics. These include child development through play and imitation; captivating children’s interest; encouragement as a basis for healing; guidelines for helping children feel safe and happy; and helping dying children and caring parents. – Jean Evans' practical insights embrace child development through play and imitation; captivating children's interest; encouragement as a source of healing; practical guidelines for helping children to feel safe and happy; dying children and caring parents. – Full of touching and useful examples of how Jean applied this in her work, Helping Children to Overcome Fear serves to remind us that these principles are relevant not only to the critically ill but can be used to support all children, everywhere. – Illustrated.