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Banks, Lynne Reid.
New York : Doubleday, 1980
IL 3-6, RL 5.0
ISBN 0385170513
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“Indian in the Cupboard” by Lynne Reid Banks, is a children’s fantasy novel.

It’s Omari’s birthday, a birthday he would never forget.  He was given yet another plastic toy, an Indian this time, and a metal cupboard.  That night, he put his toy Indian in the cupboard and locked it.  He started to hear noises coming from the cupboard, the Indian came to life!

Omari has to keep Little Bear a secret from everyone.  He soon finds it to be very difficult.  Little Bear becomes very demanding of Omari and tells him he has to bring his wife to life as well.

Omari is faced with this very thought provoking demand and doesn't know what to do.  Will Omari bring Little Bear’s wife to life?  Will he tell his family and friends about Little Bear?

Read “Indian in the Cupboard” to find out what Omari’s final decision is and why he has to do what he does.
(Mikayla Clary,, college student)

SUBJECTS:     Toys -- Fiction.
                        Indians of North America -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.

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