Gone from These Woods

Gone from These Woods I didn t want to go hunting with Uncle Clay that morning Now I have to live with what happened for the rest of my life It was just an accident The rabbit ran away Clay fell Nothing has been the same f

  • Title: Gone from These Woods
  • Author: Donny Bailey Seagraves
  • ISBN: 9780385736299
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I didn t want to go hunting with Uncle Clay that morning Now I have to live with what happened for the rest of my life It was just an accident The rabbit ran away Clay fell.Nothing has been the same for Daniel since that morning in the woods when Uncle Clay went down Mom tries to hold the family together Mrs Hardy, Daniel s guidance counselor, tries to help DanielI didn t want to go hunting with Uncle Clay that morning Now I have to live with what happened for the rest of my life It was just an accident The rabbit ran away Clay fell.Nothing has been the same for Daniel since that morning in the woods when Uncle Clay went down Mom tries to hold the family together Mrs Hardy, Daniel s guidance counselor, tries to help Daniel after he loses his role model and best friend Daniel s alcoholic father just makes the situation worse The memory of that cold morning will stay with Daniel forever But somehow, he must find a way to go on for Uncle Clay and most of all, for himself.

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    About "Donny Bailey Seagraves"

    1. Donny Bailey Seagraves

      Donny Bailey Seagraves is a children s book author living in Winterville, Georgia, near Athens Her debut middle grade novel, GONE FROM THESE WOODS, will be published August 25, 2009 by Random House, Delacorte Books for Children She is a native of Athens and has written for the Chicago Tribune and was a columnist for the Athens Daily News Her fiction and nonfiction for adults and children has been published in many regional and national magazines.

    769 thoughts on “Gone from These Woods”

    1. Eleven Year Old Daniel would do anything to please his favorite uncle, Clay. That is why he has agreed to go hunting with him. Clay is the man he has looked up to. His father has been a changed man ever since the accident that killed Daniel’s grandparents and left his father with permanent injuries. He has seen his father turn into a cigarette smoking, beer guzzling, mean man. He seems to be angry all of the time. Daniel tries his hardest to avoid him. He does this by spending time with his Un [...]


    2. Daniel Sartrain lives near the Sartrain Woods with his mother and alcoholic father. He has practically been raised by his father's brother, Clay, whom Daniel counts as one of his best friends and role models. One day Clay decides to take Daniel hunting, for Daniel's first kill. Daniel is not really interested in hunting, but he doesn't want to disappoint his uncle nor to squelch his uncle's enthusiasm. So they set out to hunt, and Daniel and Clay spot a rabbit. Daniel is close to shooting the ra [...]


    3. Daniel doesn't want to learn to hunt, but when his beloved Uncle Clay gives him a gun and says he's taking Daniel rabbit hunting, Daniel feels he has to go. During their first hunt together, Daniel's gun goes off accidently and kills Clay. The rest of the book is about Daniel, his mom and his alcoholic father trying to come to terms with what happened in the woods that day. While this book was very well written and covers a wide range of emotions, I'm not sure who'd I'd give it too. Daniel is 11 [...]


    4. An interesting premise that fails slightly in its execution. Danny is a 12 year old boy who accidentally kills his favorite uncle (or pseudo father) in a horrific hunting accident. The book deals with Danny's grief and guilt over the accident, but the author, Donny Bailey Seagraves, does not let the reader forget it. In fact, the sentence, "I can't get over "the accident", must have been written at least two hundred times throughout a 150 page novel. A bit redundant if you ask me. A little too m [...]


    5. I wanted this to be so much better than it was. A short chapter book dealing with a difficult topic had the potential to be amazing and it just failed.Daniel (11 years old) and his 22 year old uncle go hunting (Daniel's first time) and he accidentally shoots and kills his uncle. What proceeds is about 100 pages of the same things. Alcoholic father, caring teachers and mother, and little Daniel distancing himself in any way he can. Boring. Not emotional at all. I felt really disconnected from all [...]


    6. This book reminds us just how dangerous guns can be in the hands of children. It is the fragile, painful, thought provoking story of eleven year old Daniel and how he deals with the horrifying fact that he accidentally killed his uncle. It is a tough story to read but an important topic. An appendix provides statistics on gun violence and a list of sources to contact for more information. For mature readers age 10 and up.


    7. I feel this is written very well, bringing me into his head relevant to struggles people have today. But I would not give this book to just anyone. With the character 11 years of age, I expected it to be written for that age audience, or younger. Not so. The feelings covered here of grief, suicide, guilt, etc. need to be obvious in the review. But I only have the Advanced Readers copy - so perhaps it will be better when the library copy gets labeled for the shelves.


    8. Wow. A very sad, moving, heartbreaking story. As if Daniel's hunting accident wasn't enough, he also has to deal with an alcoholic father. Daniel's character goes through the motions of life, struggles to go back to school, and contemplates suicide. Not a story for the weak, but with a hopeful ending.


    9. Eleven-year-old Daniel reluctantly heads out to hunt with his uncle Clay, and with his first and only shot accidentally kills him. I liked the story okay but found parts unbelievable and I guess just wanted a bit more showing and less telling. I can see recommending it to select kids, though.


    10. A Children's fiction book dealing with accidental death and guilt from being the one who caused it. Kudos to this author for putting in a special section about guns, their dangers and a bit about the endangered species of hunters. A very interesting read.


    11. A quick, sweet read about a boy struggling with grief and guilt after a terrible accident. Nothing earth-shattering, but I enjoyed it and will recommend it to my students.


    12. This one was a chilling read, powerful in every sense. It made me remember my childhood and thank God. Accident's are just that, but some change lives forever.




    13. Very good first novel set in days before the cell phone. Oklahoma kids could relate to the hunting theme and rural setting. I love how it took off from the first few pages. BAM! Uncle's dead.









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