Book Reviews of The Indian in the Cupboard (Indian in the Cupboard, Bk 1)

The Indian in the Cupboard (Indian in the Cupboard, Bk 1)
The Indian in the Cupboard - Indian in the Cupboard, Bk 1
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
ISBN-13: 9780380600120
ISBN-10: 0380600129
Publication Date: 9/1/1982
Pages: 181
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 222 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Indian in the Cupboard (Indian in the Cupboard, Bk 1) on + 281 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is a wonderful book to read aloud! The only problem I had with the story was the setting - no matter what the author wrote I kept seeing it set in New York City. Then the movie came out and I was totally vindicated! The first of a looonnnnggg series of books! Children form attachments and obcessions easily, so if it is for great writing I say BRING IT ON!
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a great book! The movie just does not do it justice.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of my favorites growing up.
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Helpful Score: 3
A perfect classic that I've probably read a hundred times throughout gradeschool. Everybody should read this at least once in their lifetime.
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this book in 5th or 6th grade shortly after I read the Bridge to Terabithia. After I read this book I went out and rented the movie. Although the movie doesn't do it justice. The book is a lot better than the movie. Great story, definitely worth a read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book for children and adults alike. Great to read aloud to your kids!
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Helpful Score: 2
Classic childhood story of a British boy whose toy Indian comes to life when he puts it in a magical cupboard.
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Helpful Score: 2
A GREAT classic; one of our favorites - still.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book to read to your children. A good one for family time and interesting for young and old alike.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great boy's book
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Helpful Score: 2
Perfect book for a 3rd grade boy or girl. It has an exciting story line and shows the works of a very cool friendship.
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Helpful Score: 1
A classic story of a boy learning to grow up. Of course there is the involvement of a magical cupboard an indian and a cowboy and a rat, but that really isn't the point...
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Helpful Score: 1
This was one of my daughter's favorite books, right up there on the list with the Laura Ingalls Wilder books
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Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely love this book. I remember reading it when I was in grade school. I thought it wasn't my type of book, but I had to read it for school, and I LOVED it! I got it this time for my daughter to read, but she hasn't yet. I think we will start this one soon for our bedtime stories. I can't wait to read it again.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this childhood classic. I recently had my first child, a boy, and I wanted to get this book so that we can read it together when he's a little older. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
[from the back cover] It all started with a birthday present Omri didn't want---a small, plastic indian that was no use to him at all. But an old wooden cupboard and a special key brought his unusual toy to life. And then even stranger things began to happen---wonderful, secret, dangerous ...magical things.
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Helpful Score: 1
Classic!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very fun read-aloud book. My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this together.
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Helpful Score: 1
An excellent book. I really enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
an excellent book!!!!
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What a way to learn about Indian life! The magic is so real. The concept is so incredible--little toy figures coming to life, not as toys, but as real humans from another time.
I read it to my children and they loved it and kept wanting to do the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book, especially if you've ever watched the movie!
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An awesome children's classic!
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children's novel about a young boy who receives a plastic indian figure for his birthday. Through magic, the minature indian comes to life. well written and a fun read
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A toy Indian comes to life and brings secrecy, danger and magic to a young boyss life.
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Way better than the movie; I read this book again and again!
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good book,just like themovie.181 pages
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This book always makes me cry! Really makes you think about the consequences of your actions.
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Toys come to life is this classic tale.
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So glad I had a kid who wanted to read this book because I never would have read it otherwise, and I believe I enjoyed it just as much, if not more. It's GREAT. Highly recommend for all ages. Perfect beach book for whole family.
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ordered for my grandaughter she loved it
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Great book for kids.
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Wonderful fantasy, will be loved by children of all ages!

It all began with a birthday present Omri didn't want. It would become Omri's secret:precious, dangerous, wonderful-even magical.

When his plastic toy indian came to life, Omri began an adventure that will take several books to unfold.
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some waer to it some read book seems good condition only a marker mark on the front cover and a sticker in the inside but all pages are there and is readeable
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Wonderfully engaging!
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Children Version Ages 8 - 12
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From Amazon.com:
What could be better than a magic cupboard that turns small toys into living creatures? Omri's big brother has no birthday present for him, so he gives Omri an old medicine cabinet he's found. Although their mother supplies a key, the cabinet still doesn't seem like much of a present. But when an exhausted Omri dumps a plastic toy Indian into the cabinet just before falling asleep, the magic begins. Turn the key once and the toy comes alive; turn it a second time and it's an action figure again.

The Indian in the Cupboard is one of those rare books that is equally appealing to children and adults. The story of Omri and the Indian, Little Bear, is replete with subtle reminders of the responsibilities that accompany friendship and love. For kids, it's a great yarn; for most parents, it's also a reminder that Omri's wrenching decision to send his toy back to its own world is not so different from the recognition of their children's emerging independence.
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THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD deserves a place of honor beside Mary Norton's "The Borrowers" and E.B. White's "Stuart Little." Lynne Reid Banks possesses that rare ability to blend the drama and humor of everyday life with utterly believable fantasy. ST LOUIS POST
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I did not read this, my daughter did.
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From the back cover:

THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD "deserves a place of honor beside Mary Norton's "The Borrowers" and E. B. White's "Stuart Little". Lynne Reid Banks possesses that rare ability to blend the drama and humor of everyday life with utterly believable fantasy"
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