The Indian in the Cupboard
Alternate Cover for ISBN 0380600129What 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... show more
Alternate Cover for ISBN 0380600129What 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.
Publisher: Avon Camelot
Pages no: 181
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
Series: The Indian in the Cupboard (#1)
ah, elementary school reading.
I read this years ago and it has long remained one of my favorite children's books. Imaginative and insightful, it provides a lesson without being preachy.
I just reread this to refresh my memory of it before adding it to my classroom library.It's always fascinating to go back and read books as an adult that I'd enjoyed as a child and see how different they are. I'd not remembered, for instance, that this was set in England. I'd not remembered Patric...
I read this with my daughter. We both really liked this one.
The Indian in the Cupboard is a very moving story about a boy named Omri who discovers he has a magical cupboard that can bring plastic toys to life.In some places, the text seems a little racist, dealing mainly with stereotypes. The most noticeable occurance of this is Little Bull, who speaks in br...