Indian in the Cupboard, The - Book


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Reading Level: Grades 5-7 

Lexile Level: 780

Setting: Contemporary England

Genre: Imaginative

Page Count: 240

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On his birthday, Omri is somewhat disappointed to receive nothing but a small plastic Indian from his friend Patrick, but he is pleased when his brother Gillon gives him a white metal cupboard. Omri discovers that a key, once belonging to his great-grandmother, fits the lock on the cupboard perfectly. He puts the plastic Indian in the cupboard for the night and locks the door. In the morning Omri is shocked to discover that the cupboard has somehow brought the Indian to life. Keeping it a secret, Omri helps the Indian adjust to his new home in Omri's bedroom, providing him with food and shelter; but Omri learns that the Indian is more than a novelty. He is a real person, an Iroquois brave.

He has a name - Little Bear - and he lived in the past over 200 years ago. What began as fun turns out to have very serious repercussions when Omri lets his friend Patrick in on the secret.

Book Awards:
Arizona Young Readers Award   •   California Young Reader Medal   •   Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award   •   Virginia Young Readers Program Award   •   Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award   •   Massachusetts Children's Book Award

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