This book was about a boy named Omri and his small Indian toy.
Omri also receives a white metal medicine cupboard from his brother. The only key in the house that fits the cupboard's lock is the key to Omri's great-grandmother's jewelry box.
Omri puts the plastic figurine in the cupboard and locks it with the key, only to discover the following morning that the figurine has come to life as a three-inch tall Iroquois man.
After a bewildering first encounter, Omri hastily locks the man back into the cupboard to prevent his discovery while Omri is away at school, only to be crestfallen when he returns home to find the man returned to lifeless plastic. Curious, Omri relocks the figurine in the cupboard and it comes to life once more.
Though the tiny man, whose name is Little Bear Little Bull in some editionsinitially believes that Omri is a god, he quickly realizes that Omri is only an ordinary, albeit giant, boy, and proceeds to boss him around.
Little Bear explores the house and garden, while Omri provides for Little Bear's needs. Little Bear's rejection of the gift of a tipi as Iroquois live in longhouses leads Omri to research more about the Iroquois people, causing him to rethink some of his stereotypical views of American Indians and to realize that Little Bear is a real person with a history and culture.
Omri is particularly affected when a plastic figure of an elderly Native American chief dies of shock upon being brought to life. Little Bear, however, claims the old chief's headdress, as he is the only one around to take the title, and becomes more demanding than ever.
Patrick offers Omri a gift of a plastic cowboy so that Omri can play properly with his toy "Indian. Overwhelmed with excitement, Patrick urges Omri to bring loads of plastic people to life, while Omri protests that the people would be real, not toys to be played with.
Nevertheless, Patrick uses the cupboard without Omri's knowledge, bring to life the plastic cowboy, who turns out to be a man named Boone from an entirely different place and time as Little Bear. The two tiny men mistrust one another from the start, with Boone deriding Little Bear as "savage" and "dirty.
Little Bear is immediately guilty, but does not know enough medicine to save Boone, while the boys are far too large to help. Omri brings to life the figure of a World War I medic, who turns out to be a man named Tommy from the trenches of France.
Tommy, believing that this is a strange dream, saves Boone's life before being transported back through the cupboard. Little Bear continues to treat Boone's injuries and the two gradually come to trust one another.
This incident finally impresses upon Patrick that the tiny people are not toys. Though both boys have become attached to Boone and Little Bear, they agree to return everyone to their own time.
As chief, Little Bear demands a bride. The two boys and the tiny people have a final celebration, during which Boone becomes Little Bear's blood brotherbefore the miniature people are sent home through the cupboard. Each boy keeps the now-plastic image of their friend as a memento, and Omri gives the cupboard's key back to his mother so that he will not be tempted to bring them back.Lynne Reid Banks was evacuated from England to Canada during World War II, and she then returned to England in to study for the pfmlures.com later became a freelance journalist and playwright and in became the first female TV news reporter.
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For this month’s book report I read a book called ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ by Lynne Reid Banks. This book was about a boy named Omri and his small Indian toy. For Omri’s birthday he received a small Indian toy from a friend and a small cupboard from his brother.
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