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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.

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This is Book 1 in the Collins Modern Classics Series. See all Collins Modern Classics books here.

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3rd October '18
I read it to Lego boy aged 10 aged 10 & to Train boy aged 6 aged 6
The Indian in the Cupboard 9780007309955
5 stars
It's a classic book and greatly deserves the good reviews it attracts. It gripped my 10 year old son, who goes through stages of avid reading and not wanting to read, but this book really pulled him back into bookworm mode! So much so, that he immediately asked me to order the next three books that follow on from this one from the library.

I have also been trying to move my 6 year old on from picture books and expand his experience of literature, so have been reading him The Indian in the Cupboard. Again, he was absolutely gripped, begging for more chapters each night and he listened intently (which is amazing as he usually loses focus if books don't have pictures). I really credit this book with moving him on to the next stage in reading.

It's well suited for both boys and girls -particularly boys who love a good Cowboy and Indian stand off! But it is much more than than - a story of how  the Cowboy and Indian overcome their personal and cultural differences to become the closest of friends.

It also captures the imagination with magic - the main premise being a magic cupboard which can bring plastic character toys to life. Both boys demanded I seek their old indian and cowboy figures out of the loft once they had read this book - and spent many hours playing with them again. 

We would highly recommend this book and we are now reading the sequels!
13th March '18
I read it to Toucans aged 8 to 9
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5 stars
This is my favourite book to read with a primary school class. I have read it to every class I've taught from Year 3-6 and I never grow tired of sharing it! It is a winner every time and never fails to engage all children with its magic! It has the right mix of humour, tension and adventure and the children are always captivated by the character of Little Bull. Every child dreams of their toys coming to life and this book makes it happen and allows you to take part in the journey. At least half the class always buy their own copy and I have children come into my class in September asking if we will read it as their older siblings enjoyed it so much when they were in my class! A wonderful story!
10th October '18
ChildGenius read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
This book is the first one which I have read in the series. 
The book is a modern classic. 
I really enjoyed the story of Omri and his little toy which came to life. 
My favourite part was when Omri took Little Bull to school. 
I am looking forward to reading other books in the series. 
The book is on the recommended reading list of most schools. 
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About Lynne Reid Banks

Since Lynne's first novel for adults, The L-Shaped Room, she has been published here and in the US. Her strong narrative style and ability to create worlds where small people and animals live, is second to none. Her book, The Indian in the Cupboard, shortly to be a Collins Modern Classic, was made into a major feature film - her books in the series sell...

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