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The Indian in the Cupboard

Written & illustrated by Lynne Reid Banks
5.25 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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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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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
5.25 / 7.0

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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What does Patrick give Omri for his birthday?
  1. A cupboard
  2. A toy Indian
  3. A toy cowboy
  4. A sheriff badge
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Publication Date:
February 1, 2010

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