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Questions about the young-adult dystopian novel 'Gathering Blue' (2000) by Lois Lowry. Use with the tag [lois-lowry].

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Use of the word "tyke" in American English, as it is used in "Gathering Blue"

In Lois Lowry's Gathering Blue, she used the word "tyke" instead of "boy" or "child". Do Americans use this word in a specific context? Her world in this novel is ...