The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard

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The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard.

For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant.

But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 170g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • (Black and white chapter heads)
  • 0007309953
  • 9780007309955
  • 32,162

Review Text

The first in a 5-part series featuring Omri and Little Bull, a plastic toy Indian who comes to live when Omri puts him in an old cupboard. Ages: 9+.
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About Lynne Reid Banks

Lynne Reid Banks is a best-selling author for children and adults. Her classic children's novel 'The Indian in the Cupboard' has sold nearly six million copies worldwide. She was born in London in 1929 and worked as an actress, writer and TV news reporter. Lynne has written thirty books: her first, 'The L-Shaped Room', was published in 1960. She now lives in Dorset, where she continues to write. Lynne says that writing for children comes much more easily than writing for adults.
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Rating details

93,299 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 33% (30,573)
4 35% (32,359)
3 25% (23,511)
2 6% (5,150)
1 2% (1,706)

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The Indian in the cupboard is a childhood tale of magic, adventure and understanding. Omri is a young boy who receives a cupboard from his brother Gillon for his birthday. Omri uses a magical key, which belonged to his great-grandmother, to bring a plastic Native American figurine (who calls himself little bull) to life with the cupboard. Little bull is an Iroquois who lived in the 18th century. Omri then tries to keep little bull a secret from his family members (and his friend Patrick) and tries to find a way to accommodate the Indian. Things become more complicated when his friend Patrick uses the cupboard to bring back a cowboy named Boone. The Indian in the cupboard is a unique story of acceptance between people of different backgrounds (some of whom like little bull and Boone are born enemies). The book is a masterpiece on the different perspectives of people on each other's beliefs. However, the best part of the book is imagining what it would feel like if your toys came to life and what fun you would have with them!show more
by Mohammad Sajjad
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