The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid BanksIt was later adapted as a children's film under the same name. Later books in the series were illustrated by Piers Sanford later. The publisher recommended reading level is age nine and up. All the books revolve around a young boy, Omri, who discovers the powers of a magical cupboard. When plastic toys are locked in the cupboard, they become real, living beings, resulting in Omri befriending an 18th century Iroquois Haudenosaunee chief named Little Bear. As the series progresses, Omri and his friend Patrick learn more about the cupboard's powers, including its ability to transport people to and from through history. The book has received numerous awards and been both critiqued and praised on its literary merit and has once been recommended reading in school curriculum.
Lynne Reid Banks 'The Indian in the Cupboard' chapter 14 'The Missing Key' part 1
The Indian in the Cupboard is a low fantasy children's novel by the British writer Lynne Reid Banks. It was published in with illustrations by Robin Jacques ( UK) and Brock Cole (US). It was later adapted as a children's film under the same name. Later books in the series were illustrated by Piers Sanford (later).
The Indian in the Cupboard series
Look Inside. Sep 23, Minutes Middle Grade Buy. Sep 23, Minutes Middle Grade Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure. 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?
The original book, The Indian in the Cupboard , was published in , and four more novels followed, with the final book published in All five books follow the story of Omri, a normal boy, and Little Bull, an Iroquois Indian, a plastic toy who comes to life. A film adaptation of the first book was released in , but due to its relatively poor performance at the box office, plans to adapt further books in the series were dropped. What 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.