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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. 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.
The Indian in the Cupboard is also available in Spanish (La Llave Magica.) (The publisher recommends this book for children ages 9-12, although younger kids will enjoy hearing it read aloud.) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Skyhigh fantasy that will enthrall readers."--Publishers Weekly
"Best novel of the year (1981)."--The New York Times.
Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, California Young Reader Medal, Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award, A Virginia Young Readers Award.
From the Hardcover edition.
My grand daughter chose this book for summer reading prior to entering 4th grade. Since she was not happy about giving up play time to read I supervised her, listened to read and... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Angie Nunez
I love reading this book with my grandson. It is written to keep you on the edge of your seat.Published 10 days ago by Georgia Henry
This is a great book for 4th graters.I love the book.I would recommend this book to people that like Indians!Published 20 days ago by William Edward Denzel
I really LOVE this book! I wish I would have the magic cupboard like Omri's:)Published 25 days ago by Yena Cho
My daughter is in 2nd grade, and reads a littler higher than a 3rd grade level. She is loving this book!!!Published 1 month ago by Virginia Elkins
This was a wonderful book I could read it every day! This book really inspired me about my plastic figuresPublished 1 month ago by Stephanie Brewer