Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure.
It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian toy. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts the Indian in a metal cupboard and locks the door with a mysterious skeleton key that once belonged to his great-grandmother. Little does Omri know that by turning the key, he will transform his ordinary plastic Indian into a real live man from an altogether different time and place! Omri and the tiny warrior called Little Bear could hardly be more different, yet soon the two forge a very special friendship. Will Omri be able to keep Little Bear without anyone finding out and taking his precious Indian from him?
"Skyhigh fantasy that will enthrall readers."--Publishers Weekly
"Best novel of the year (1981)."--The New York Times.
Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, California Young Reader Medal, Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award, A Virginia Young Readers Award.
WINNER 1989 - Arizona Young Readers Award
WINNER 1985 - California Young Reader Medal
WINNER 1984 - Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award
WINNER 1987 - Virginia Young Readers Program Award
NOMINEE 1988 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award
WINNER 1988 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award
Lynne Reid Banks was evacuated from England to Canada during World War II, and she then returned to England in 1945 to study for the stage. She later became a freelance journalist and playwright and in 1955 became the first female TV news reporter. She has written many books for children, teenagers, and adults, including the bestselling The Indian in the Cupboard adventures.