The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard #1)
It all starts with a birthday present Omri doesn't even want -- a small plastic Indian of no use to him at all. But when an old wooden cupboard and a special key bring the unusual toy to life, Omri's Indian becomes his most important secret: precious, dangerous, wonderful, and above all, magical.
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However...it's hard to be mad at a book for being racist when it portrays the Indian as the wisest, bravest, most hard-working character in the b ...more
Now I get to share it with my daughter, and rediscover how grand an adventure it truly is.
OH! And anyone who hasn't read it, and is scanning down through the reviews to see if it is rig ...more
This was a pretty good read. I had seen the film when I was younger but didn't know it was based on a book so when I borrowed it from my church's librar ...more
Unlike other fantasies which create an e ...more
Omri is disappointed with his birthday gift. Frankly, a plastic Indian doesn’t hold much appeal to him. But everything changes when he gives the Indian a home inside a medicine cabinet and turns what appears to be a magic key. The Indian comes alive as Little Bull, a young brave with an exciting history. Omri is delighted with the ...more
As an adult, I'm incredibly uncomfortable with the basic errors ...more
Pros: action-packed, good characterization of Omri and Patrick, moves quickly and has pretty good writing. Keeps kids instantly engaged and reading. Even as a critical, discomfited reader I was racing through and waiting to see what would happen next (I didn't remember it from my first read over twenty years ago).
Cons: "problematic" is an understatement when it comes the ridiculous stereotypes *combined* with the whole "he's a real person, this has some ...more
In some places, the text seems a little racist, dealing mainly with stereotypes. The most noticeable occurance of this is Little Bull, who speaks in broken 'tv' English. e.g. "Me cold." However, it is not just the Indian (Native American) who is portrayed like this, but the cowboy as well. At first, this stereotypical way of portraying the character ...more
پیدا کردن این یادداشت ها...خیلی حس خوبی بهم داد...مثل این بود که خودم رو تو چهارده سالگی ملاقات کنم...
این کتاب رو تو همون دوره ی زمانی خوندم...و حرفای منِ چهارده ساله میگه کاملا مجذوب این کتاب ساده ی فانتزی شدم...
چیزی که توجهم رو جلب کرد آخر یادداشتم بود که این طور نوشتم... که امری کلید رو برای همیشه به مادرش پس میده...ولی شاید روزی دوباره...
این طرز نوشتم میگه...مدت ها با خودم فکر کردم آیا ممکنه ا ...more
Banks was born in London, the only child of James and Muriel Reid Banks. She was evacuated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada during World War II but returned after ...more