Monday, April 12, 2010

Gone From These Woods by Donny Bailey Seagraves - OPTIONAL

Seagraves, Donny Bailey Gone From These Woods, 167 p. Delacorte (Random), 2009.  $15.99.  

Violence – PG (gun violence, implied abuse).  

Instead of his angry, drunk father, it’s Daniel’s Uncle Clay who has taught him all the things a boy should know in the woods.  Now in a gun accident, by Daniel’s own hand, Clay is gone and Daniel, 11, is left to pick up the pieces, his grief, his guilt, and get on with his life.  

Ms. Seagraves has woven together a story of grief and pain – about the dangers of guns, but about so much more.  This is really written at a level for the younger readers – I can’t see my middle school students enjoying it quite as much.  

EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher

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