Seventy-Two Derwents

by

Cate Kennedy

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Tyler’s Grandmother Character Analysis

Tyler’s grandmother on her mother’s side. Tyler’s mother resents her for favoring Jacinta throughout their childhood, and suspects her or Jacinta of having reported her to Child Services. Tyler’s grandmother takes Tyler shopping for her birthday, and Tyler asks her for a set of Derwent pencils; however, she buys Tyler another brand of colored pencils instead, disappointing her granddaughter and indicating that she does not pay close attention to her wishes.
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Tyler’s Grandmother Character Timeline in Seventy-Two Derwents

The timeline below shows where the character Tyler’s Grandmother appears in Seventy-Two Derwents. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...has a set, and Tyler describes their high quality and texture. She recalls taking her grandmother to the art store and asking for them as a birthday present, then she lists... (full context)
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...describes her mother’s resentment towards other members of her family, including Aunty Jacinta and Tyler’s grandmother, and her mother’s suspicion that one of them called Child Services to take away her... (full context)
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On Tyler’s birthday, Tyler’s grandmother gives her a tin of colored pencils, but they are not the Derwents. Tyler compares... (full context)
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Shane does not attend Tyler’s birthday because her mother hasn’t introduced him to Tyler’s grandmother yet. Ellie presses her on why she wants to keep him secret, and her mother... (full context)
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...of the coloring, explaining that she did it with the pencils she received from her grandmother. (full context)