Seventy-Two Derwents

by

Cate Kennedy

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Derwent Pencils

The Derwent pencils that Tyler pines for throughout the story symbolize the open-ended potential of the future. Tyler is a talented amateur artist who enjoys sketching. Her teachers recognize this talent as something that makes…

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Sewing Scissors

Tyler’s mother’s sewing scissors symbolize her fraught relationship with her daughters, Tyler and Ellie. Throughout the story, she spends much of the story working on a set of handmade dolls she hopes to…

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Mrs Carlyle’s Budgies

Tyler’s interest in Mrs Carlyle’s pet budgies reflects her broader hope to find loving relationships with other people. Since Tyler is so fascinated by the birds, Mrs Carlyle promises to give her a…

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