We'll be reading The Indian and the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks over the next few weeks.
The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his Iroquois Indian, Little Bear (or sometimes called Little Bull).
On Omri's ninth birthday, his best friend, Patrick, gives Omri a small plastic Indian figure. Although Omri was not particularly fond of the present, he didn't object and politely accepted his gift. Later that day Omri gets a cupboard from his older brother, Gillon. He uses a key inherited from his great-grandmother to open it. Omri, unaware that the key is magical and can bring inanimate objects to life, puts the toy Indian in the cupboard. When he awakes the following morning, he discovers that the toy has been brought to life as a three-inch tall Iroquois man.
For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into an old bathroom cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be – proud, fearless and defiant. And the size of Omri’s finger.
But being in charge of a real, live, but tiny, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, life-changing decisions lie ahead.
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