Synopses & Reviews
It all started with a birthday present Omri didn't want -- a small, plastic Indian that no use to him at all. But an old wooden cupboard and a special key brought his unusual toy to life. And then even stranger things began to happen- wonderful, secret, dangerous...magical things.
New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
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.