Perhaps then her book would have been factually accurate. May 23, Anna Cavallo rated it it was amazing. Omri's dad had just found out about the magic cupboard in the last book and this picks up right where that left off. Little Bear's tribe is in trouble and he needs Omri and his dad to help.
Omri wants to help, but is not quite sure how to. Meanwhile his dad becomes obsessed with the idea of helping out. Also his brother starts to get a little suspicious of everything happening, but Omri doesn't want anything to affect their friendship. Especially now that he is working with his father, it is als Omri's dad had just found out about the magic cupboard in the last book and this picks up right where that left off.
The Indian in the Cupboard is a low fantasy children's novel by the British writer Lynne Reid sequels: The Return of the Indian (); The Secret of the Indian ( ); The Mystery of the Cupboard (); and The Key to the Indian (). The Indian in the Cupboard is a American family fantasy drama film directed by Frank Oz . When Omri retrieves the cupboard, he discovers that the key is gone. That night, Omri and Patrick, along with Little Bear and Boone, watch a.
Especially now that he is working with his father, it is also more attention-drawing to his mother that she will find out. I really enjoyed this book series and I found that this was a really good way to end such a special series. I thought the author really put time and effort into writing these story lines Oct 03, Kati rated it really liked it.
Even knowing how history turns out in regards to treatment of Native Americans by colonial settlers, it was hard reading this fictional recounting of that treatment, with Little Bear, Bright Stars and crew as the focus. It was interesting watching Omri's Dad and eventually Mom discover this little world, and to see Gillon's unplanned misadventures with the magic key.
I'll be honest, knowing that there are no more stories in this series, I'm missing the characters already. This was a lovely ser Even knowing how history turns out in regards to treatment of Native Americans by colonial settlers, it was hard reading this fictional recounting of that treatment, with Little Bear, Bright Stars and crew as the focus.
This was a lovely series, and I'm glad I gave it a re read.
The Final Indian in the Cupboard book. Omri and his father have been asked by Little Bear to help.
The tribe is being forced out of their homes and off of their ancestral lands by settlers who are destroying all that the natives have worked so hard to build. Afraid of tampering with history, Omri's dad researches the best solution to help the tribe last. This journey is a dangerous one, filled with terror and death, especially for two small Englishmen who are out of their world!
Apr 07, Liz rated it liked it. Omri finally gets to help Little Bear in 'his time' in the conclusion of the Indian in the Cupboard series. Jan 31, Jamie rated it really liked it. This was a great ending. It was a fantastic adventure and I liked how it brought the parents into it. I'm sad this is over.
A fine ending to the series. May 06, Gale rated it really liked it. There is a twist this time, however, as Omri's father is in on the secret and the action. But Time Travel is hazardous even for adults; there are serious dangerss both to the travelers and those they visit in the Past. Little Bear's people are threatened with annihilation by American colonists; can 20th century British allies help them--or should they even try? It's an ethical dilemma: to balance respect for the integrity of the Past with loyalty to one's friends.
In this fast-paced story the author examines the grim history of Native American vs White relations, allowing the reader to make the final judgment. But is it fair to exclude patient Mom--who passed on the family Gift to her son? And how to keep his meddling brothers in the dark as well?
Family dymamics are both amusing and thought-provoking in this tale of honor and treachery, selfishness and altruism. Thanks to its deftly developed plot, THE KEY lives up to the promise of the first book in this fascinating series; this story of Miniatures offers Maximum enjoyment--for kids of all ages! Expect ot be toma-hooked in no time! May 30, I welcome dialogue with teachers. Patrick is as immature as ever, and I felt like it was weird that Omri's dad is the one who gets to "adventure" with him when it would have made much more sense for his mother to be the one involved.
On that note, his dad didn't feel like he was a real adult, but to be fair, both parents weren't written as realistically as they could have been in previous books either.
Annnd this was a bit of a downer ending. There are some pretty heavy topics that creep up however vaguely, but an adult would c Patrick is as immature as ever, and I felt like it was weird that Omri's dad is the one who gets to "adventure" with him when it would have made much more sense for his mother to be the one involved. There are some pretty heavy topics that creep up however vaguely, but an adult would clearly know what they are would automatically would bump this up in terms of appropriate age group.
And I think the sudden tonal shift is what brings this rating down for me, especially since its a final novel in a series. For a final novel, I expect much more coherence. There were just such wildly different things happening in the first half from the second half And once Omri arrives with Little Bear it's just page upon page of information dump that I hope is at least accurate? Because they were pretty blatant info dumps. So ehhhh.
Would probably only rec the first book for anyone hit with nostalgia. Like, a really bad case of nostalgia. Jul 12, Dione Basseri rated it liked it Shelves: type-prose , reviewed , genre-fantasy , to-buy , genre-ya. The final adventure of Omri and Little Bear. And it's a bit of a relief to readers, really. The previous book manages a good resolution, but Banks apparently had one last thing to cover: the fate of Little Bull's tribe. Onri and his father work together to find a way to save them, without also altering the fabric of time. If that's possible. It's really unclear.
After four books of Patrick getting to know the miniature people, seeing his last act of immaturity seems more like filler from the author than logical behavior on his part. It negates all the character development he's done in the series, and that's part of why some stars got knocked off. I suppose if you got to book 4 in the series, there's no reason to stop you finishing it. The quality remains consistent, even if the characters haven't precisely done so. And, if you can get the audiobooks, it's nice to hear the author herself reading, giving each line the inflection she'd imagined during writing.
Jan 29, Luciano rated it really liked it. The book is the sequel to the Mystery of the Cupboard. In this story the father of Omri, the lead character in all the Cupboard stories, finds out the secret of the Cupboard and gets involved in an adventure to help out Little Bear and his tribe of Iroquois Indians. Rather than presenting the Indians as Western Movie Caricatures, the author made it a point to really understand the Iroquios culture as the discriptions of their villages, how they dressed and their culture is realistically discribed The book is the sequel to the Mystery of the Cupboard.
Rather than presenting the Indians as Western Movie Caricatures, the author made it a point to really understand the Iroquios culture as the discriptions of their villages, how they dressed and their culture is realistically discribed and interwoven into the story.
I don't know if it was done purposefully, but the author's desciptions of the battles between the onslaught of settlers and the Indians graphically details the atrocities that were committed against the Indians and leaves no doubt as to who the real savages were during this period in our countries history. A very good read. Jun 27, Caleb rated it it was amazing.
Because they were pretty blatant info dumps. The Indian in the Cupboard. The novel has been criticised for its portrayal and representation of Native Americans. Animation Adventure Comedy. Would probably only rec the first book for anyone hit with nostalgia.
I really enjoyed this book and series , and I found that this was a really good way to end such a special series. I thought the author really put time and effort into writing these storylines and making them unique and different. Nov 13, Colleen rated it really liked it.