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The Indian in the Cupboard

Written and illustrated by Lynne Reid Banks
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Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure.

It’s Omri’s birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian toy. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts the Indian in a metal cupboard and locks the door with a mysterious skeleton key that once belonged to his great-grandmother. Little does Omri know that by turning the key, he will transform his ordinary plastic Indian into a real live man from an altogether different time and place! Omri and the tiny warrior called Little Bear could hardly be more different, yet soon the two forge a very special friendship. Will Omri be able to keep Little Bear without anyone finding out and taking his precious Indian from him?

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

It’s a premise that has been explored pretty thoroughly in books and movies: what if my toys came to life? But this iteration of the classic question is engaging and fun, and a great book for upper elementary school readers. I’d especially recommend it for grades 3-5.

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February 1, 2010