|All students entering G5 in the fall are required to |
read The Indian in the Cupboard by
Lynne Reid Banks
In order to prepare our prospective Fifth-Graders for the first Grade Five theme: Native Americans, The Indian in the Cupboard is recommended as your summer reading book. It is a famous children's book written by British author Lynne Reid Banks in 1980 and was made into a film in 1995. This book was reviewed by the New York Times, which rated it "The Best Novel of the Year". So, what is the story about?...
A young boy named Omri discovers a magical cabinet that can bring plastic toy figures back to life with the turn of a key.
Omri receives a cupboard from his brother, Gillon, for his birthday. Using a magical key that belonged to his great-grandmother, Omri uses the cupboard to bring a plastic Native American figure to life. When he brings the Indian to life, he finds out that he is called Little Bear and is an Iroquois of the 18th century. Omri's best friend, Patrick, finds out about the magic cupboard and brings a cowboy, Boone, into the present. Despite the fights and rivalries between the two tiny men, Patrick refuses to send them back until it is too late...
Will Little Bear and Boone stay in the real world forever? What will happen between them?
What to know more? Read the book this summer!
Your Grade Five teachers will show you the movie after you have read the book this summer. So, you will have great fun comparing the two versions of the story!"