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Another childhood favorite

One of my favorites as a kid was “The Indian in the Cupboard” by Lynne Reid Banks. When I was in school, I read it around 5th or 6th grade. A young boy name Omri receives a plastic Indian figure from his friend as a birthday present. He also receives a small cupboard from his brother and finds out the Indian has come to life upon being placed in the cupboard. I don’t want to tell you too much about the story because I’m not one who likes to reveal spoilers and ruin the book for anyone who wants to read it. But there are more stories that continue in “Return of the Indian”, “The Secret of the Indian”, “The Mystery of the Cupboard” and “The Key to the Indian”. I knew there was a second book but I didn’t realize the story continued into so many books. I’m kind of curious to see how the story continues on in the other books so I’m thinking of re-reading “The Indian in the Cupboard” and then reading through all the others.

3 thoughts on “Another childhood favorite

  1. This premise kind of reminds me of a movie about toys coming to life. I remember the Indian teaching some nice life lessons to the kid and a cowboy too. I don’t remember much of how good or bad was the movie in general but I do recall a nice bit of friendship.

    If this book is the source of the movie I am thinking about, I would definitely love to read the original version without the Hollywood padding. The idea of toys coming to life has been something that since I was a kid has gotten my attention, so even now, I think I could enjoy the story.

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    1. They did make a movie based on this book but it’s been a long, long time since I’ve watched it. What you are describing sounds similar so you may have. The book was enjoyable when I read it as a kid. I would like to read it now, especially all the books that came after it.


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