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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When Omri carelessly puts the toy Indian into the cupboard and locks it, the toy comes to life.
At first, the Indian (Little Bear) is scared, but eventually learns to trust Omri. Omri gives Little Bear whatever he desires, tools, food, and a hatchett from a knight! However, when he was getting a bow and arrow from an old Indian, the Indian is scared to death--literally! Omri realizes that these "Toys" have real lives and that they aren't something to fool around with. When Patrick discovers Omri's secret, he brings back a Cowboy named Boone. Little Bear and Boone eventually become friends. Omri takes Boone and Little Bear to school (Patrick wanted him to) and Omri displays that he has learned that the "toys" were people by saying "You can't! They're people! You can't use people!" When Patrick was going to show them to friends. Omri's brother takes Omri's cupbaord as a cruel joke and the key gets lost! What's worse, Boone is seriously wounded, and without medical attention, he will die! Omri realizes that Little Bear and Boone's safety and hapiness meant more to him than the novelty of having them. So Omri declares that when the key was found, they were sending Boone and Little Bear home.
The key is eventually found, and Omri is forced to let Little Bear and Boone go. Little Bear and Omri share one last moment, and then he sends them back.
This was a very good movie, at least fo me, and it's a good movie for kids to watch.
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....
The story is exciting without being frightening, educational without being stuffy, and fun without being extreme. "The Indian in the Cupboard" presents an excellent entertainment offering for pre-teens who often see too much programming centered on overstimulation of sight, sound, and action (e.g., Pokemon...).
I also like the fact that the boy in the story doesn't look like he stepped right out of an advertising agency, or off of the cover of a magazine. He is a regular guy...his hair is a little messy, his teeth haven't gone through an orthodontic program, and he wears normal clothes.
All in all, this is top-notch entertainment for the whole family. It's one of my children's favorites (girl, 10 yrs; boy 8 yrs; boy 6 yrs).
A definite keeper for your family's collection!
Happy viewing...and watch out for the rat!
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My Son grew up with the book. I gave it to him to watch.
It was my son's favourite movie, when he was 2 yrs old, he is now 11 yrs old. It bought back a lot of memories.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Had this movie in VHS format, so glad to have it in DVD now the grandchildren can enjoy itPublished 8 months ago by Kathleen Worth
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