Whirligig Ch. 7 Response Notes

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Whirligig Chapter 7 – “Apprentices” Response Notes
Brent was thought to be a drug smuggler – proves that he isn’t because he doesn’t have a drivers license. (When he was checking into the motel) –Page 90
Trisha’s note – Why did it have such an impact on Brent? – Page 91-92 – I think it did because he basically made a friendship in a way, but didn’t want to face Trisha in the air-conditioned motel room, so he went somewhere else to build the Whirligig.
Constellation repetitions Vocab: Gaggle (97)
Maybe the children are impatient or have mental issues (98)
Does Brent play the harmonica to relieve stress? (99)
More constellations – Scorpious – is there a connection to previous ones here? (99)
“He glimpsed a falling star in the west, like a match scratched against the sky, then returned to his room and rationed out three chapters of Two Years Before the Mast before going to sleep.” (99) – Metaphor caught my attention. – Sometimes things like this can bring peace to you and you just have that sense of feeling that you’re ok. – Stuff like this (shooting stars) doesn’t happen very often in most places.
“He didn’t mind apprenticing himself to the children” (99) – Chapter title! Sometimes even little kids can help you get something done and they can have fun doing it while you do something for them.
Brent was giving the kids a gift – the gift of handiwork through a whirligig (99) – as he would later inspire the kids in the chapter.
Brent hadn’t thought of the Hurricanes that would come, and he was sure that Lea’s mom would understand. After all, she would always have the picture of the four grinning faces around the marching band.
Brent noticed the boy drilling holes in the plywood – then cast off all worries about hurricanes! He had inspired the kids! “After the storm, new Whirligigs will appear.” (101)

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