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    The Indian in the Cupboard

    by Lynne Reid Banks

    A nine-year-old receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday. When the Indian comes to life, he finds himself in an amazing adventure.

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The Indian in the Cupboard

Author: Lynne Reid Banks

Illustrator: Brock Cole

Interest Level:
3-5

Lexile Framework:
780L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.9

Guided Reading Level:
R

Age:
8-12

Genre:
Adventure, Series, Fantasy

Subject:
Magic and Supernatural, Dolls, Toys, Puppets, Friends and Friendship

About This Book

When Omri's big brother has no birthday present for him, he gives Omri an old wooden medicine cabinet he's found. The cabinet doesn't seem like much of a present to nine-year-old Omri, until he deposits inside it another present he receives for his birthday: a miniature plastic Indian. His mother comes up with a key for the cabinet, and the real magic begins. When Omri turns the key once, the Indian, named Little Bear, comes alive; but turn the key a second time and it's an ordinary plastic Indian again.

Author Lynne Reid Banks effectively blends the common elements of everyday life with utterly believable fantasy. The first book in this best-selling series enchants readers, while at the same time, reminding them of the responsibilities that accompany friendship and love. Omri's heart-wrenching decision to send his Indian back to its own world, bring up issues of separation for both parents and children alike.


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