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Lynne Reid Banks’s much-loved book has all the ingredients of a perfect children’s story. Nine-year old Omri is given two important gifts for his birthday: a plastic Indian figure from his friend Patrick and a metal cupboard from his brother. The cupboard has no lock but his mother gives him an old key. Omri discovers that the cupboard and the key together work magic and when he locks his Indian figure in the box overnight, by morning he’s come to life. Looking after Little Bull is hard work, and gets harder when Patrick, let in on the secret, uses the cupboard to bring a cowboy figure to life. Magic, a miniature world, children in sole charge, The Indian in the Cupboard is a true classic, and gives children an understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. ~ Andrea Reece
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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.
|Publication date:||2nd April 2009|
|Author:||Lynne Reid Banks|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Fantasy / Magical|
Lynne Reid Banks is a best-selling author for children and adults. Her classic children's novel, The Indian in the Cupboard, has sold over ten million copies worldwide and was made into a highly successful feature film. She was born in London in 1929 and was an actress in the early 1950's; later she became one of the first women TV news reporters in Britain. Lynne has now written forty books; her first, The L-Shaped Room, was published in 1960. She lives with her husband in Dorset, England.More About Lynne Reid Banks