The Indian In The Cupboard (Rack) Paperback – Jul 1 1995
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What could be better than a magic cupboard that turns small toys into living creatures? Omri's big brother has no birthday present for him, so he gives Omri an old medicine cabinet he's found. Although their mother supplies a key, the cabinet still doesn't seem like much of a present. But when an exhausted Omri dumps a plastic toy Indian into the cabinet just before falling asleep, the magic begins. Turn the key once and the toy comes alive; turn it a second time and it's an action figure again.
The Indian in the Cupboard is one of those rare books that is equally appealing to children and adults. The story of Omri and the Indian, Little Bear, is replete with subtle reminders of the responsibilities that accompany friendship and love. For kids, it's a great yarn; for most parents, it's also a reminder that Omri's wrenching decision to send his toy back to its own world is not so different from the recognition of their children's emerging independence.
The Indian in the Cupboard is also available in Spanish (La Llave Magica.) (The publisher recommends this book for children ages 9-12, although younger kids will enjoy hearing it read aloud.) --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
"A Superb Fantasy" -- --Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"A wondeful Story" -- --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Lynne Reid Banks touches a nerve in young people-adults,too-and touches it with wit, excitement, and poignancy." -- -- Lloyd Alexander
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It all starts with Omri winning a writing competition that he based on his experience with Little Bull(The indian)and Boone(the cowboy).He decides that he wants to share the moment with the little indian and the cowboy. But when Omri brings the little Indian back he finds Twin Stars(Little Bull's wife)crouching over a rather solemn and ill looking LittleBull.
As it gets further into the book Omri meets up with his old friend Patrick who hed shared the secret with and who had moved away. But Patrick has tried to block out the memory of the Cupboard and the little Plastic figures. But when Omri shows him again the magic of the cupboard Patrick cannot help being caught up in the excitement.
When they bring Boone back he is still his same loud and cheeful self and Little Bull is equally pleased to be reunited with his old friend.
Patrick and Omri get into their same michief when they try to bring back more indians to help fight the war that is attacking Little Bull's Tribe.
This is the kind of book that leaves you opening keys to cupboards....
Omri had a friend named Patrick, and it was Patrick who gave Omri a cowboy action figure for his birthday. Omri and Patrick went to Omri's house and put the new figure ihn the cupboard. That night Omri heard some noises in the cupboard. He walked over and opened it and all the action figures in it were going to war. Omri seperated them them all and and solved that problem, but for now it's to be continue until you read the great, amazing and interesting book.
Just read "The Key to the Indian." I'm curious to see if she'll do anything else now!
I have enjoyed all of her books that I've read, and was especially impressed with "One More River."
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I got the proper edition of the book (80s) version, but i got the dust cover for a newer edition of the book (it was the movie poster dust cover). Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2013 by PJ Sayo
This is a terrific book-good story,memorable characters, imaginative and exciting. My kids loved it when they were little, and now I'm buying it for the grandkids.Published on Jan. 29 2012 by pickyconsumer
I love this story and wanted to buy a copy, but cannot understand why it is priced at $181.48!Published on Dec 27 2009 by Catherine Kwiatkowski
I recently purchased the audiobook of The Indian in the Cupboard for use in my classroom. I work with students who struggle with their reading and reading along with an audiobook... Read morePublished on March 21 2004 by N. Madsen
The Indian in the Cupboard is a tale of a boy who gets what he thought was just a useless, thoughtless, musky, old cupboard given to him as a birthday gift. Read morePublished on March 21 2002
This is such a great book! At 16 my daughter still enjoys reading and re-reading this incredible journey into fantasy. Read morePublished on March 14 2002
At some parts in the book I wish I was stuck in a cupboard rather than reading the book because I could find more interest in the wall of the cupboard then I found in this book. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2002
This Book is OK because it's funny and interesting. It was sad because the boy started crying at the end of the book when the indian left him. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2002