Synopses & Reviews
He felt a draft of cold air. Instinctively he put his arms around his body. Then he looked down at himself and got a shock. He was naked...His first instinct was to hide. He scrambled over the earth floor of the longhouse and ducked under the curtain. Beyond was deeper darkness, but he could make out a sort of room with a raised section against the wall. On this was a mountain range covered with fur, in the shape of a sleeping giant.
Omri stared all around, feeling the beginnings of panic. "Dad!" he whispered as loudly as he dared...
There was no answer. Omri felt intensely vulnerable with no clothes on. Cold air embraced his skin from head to foot. He felt a sudden longing to go home. He hadn't reckoned on this -- being separated from his dad, it being so dark and cold, so strange, so lonely.
The fifth book in the beloved classic series that began with "The Indian in the Cupboard". Omri's father has discovered his great secret. When father and son read of the terrible plight of the Iroquois, they realize that Little Bear, Omri's Iroquois friend from the past, is in grave danger. But how will they go back in time--and what help can they possibly give?
Omri's father has discovered his great secret. When father and son read of the terrible plight of the Iroquois people, they realize that little Bear, Omri's Iroquois friend from the past, is in danger. But how will they go back in time, and what help can they possibly give? They struggle to solve the problem of traveling together in time. Jessica Charlotte, Omri's ancestor whose magical gift may have been passed on to him, tries to help, but things go so wrong that Omri finds himself almost lost in a different era, while his father has an adventure of his own. Little Bear's need makes them persist in their quest, but they little understand the terrors that lie in wait -- for their Indian friends and themselves.
About the Author
Lynne Reid Banks was born in London. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she acted and wrote for the repertory stage. Later, she turned to journalism, becoming one of Britain's first female television news reporters. In 1962 she emigrated to Israel, where she married a sculptor, had three sons and taught for eight years in a kibbutz. She now lives with her husband in England. She writes, travels, and visits schools, at home and abroad, full-time. Among Lynne Reid Banks's popular novels for young readers are Angela and Diabola; Harry the Poisonous Centipede; The Fairy Rebel; The Farthest-Away Mountain; The Adventures of King Midas; The Magic Hare; Maura's Angel; and the award-winning Indian in the Cupboard books.