The Mystery of the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard #4)
I liked this book very much and recommend it to anyone who likes children's literature and fantasy. It's spell-binding and enthralling.
Unfortunately, it is a sequel, and I hadn't read the previous books, and it referred back tot hem constantly....more
I enjoy a good explanation when it can be found, and while some of the elements here might have been a bit forced, overall this was a great way to cap off the series, wipe the slate clean almost for future installments. There's only been one other one since, but ther...more
Omri and his family are all excellent characters. I love how the characters are developed and how they are important. Each character has a story and...more
Lynn Reid Banks has done it again, in this fourth book in her famous INDIAN series. When Omri insisted his father store the magic cupboard in a bank vault, so he would not be tempted to tamper with the Past, he vowed he would resist the temptation to visit with his tiny friends. But he never did understand exactly how and why this particular cupboard changed plastic toys into living, human beings from the past--with real names, occupations and lifestyles of t...more
From Publishers Weekly
In this latest installment in the award-winning Indian in the Cupboard series, Omri's fascination with the little people of the cupboard has matured into an obsession with discovering the origin of their life-giving magic. With the help of his great-aunt's hidden diary and a meeting with an elderly roof-thatcher, Omri is able to piece together his own family's history--one that gave rise to the wondrous events of the last few years. In the process he takes a big risk in
This book will keep you turning the pages to the very last book. I am eager to read the last installment with my kids.
For me, the magic started to fade after I started book 3 - The Indian In The Cupboard is a timeless classic from my childhood, and I'm slightly disappointed in myself for reading the rest of the series and being let down!
I see the whole point in trying to discover why the cupboard/key possess magic, I just can't help feeling, the author, however talented a writer she undoubtedly is, should've stopped after two.
As kids books their great - but...more
This book explains the magic and it does so beautifully. The author manages to close all the time loops in logical manners and creates new vivid characters to fall in love with. I won't say anymore for fear of spoilers, but if you liked the city, this is a must read!
This book just... felt ridiculous to me. Perhaps because I'm not the target audience anymore. For me, it was such a long stretch from putting a plastic Indian in a cupboard and having it come to life to this. Too much of a stretch.
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