The Return of the Indian

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Random House Children's Books, May 26, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
It's been over a year since Omri discovered in The Indian in the Cupboard that, with the turn of a key, he could magically bring to life the three-inch-high Indian figure he placed inside his cupboard. Omri and his Indian, Little Bear, create a fantastic world together until one day, Omri realizes the terrible consequences if Little Bear ever got trapped in his "giant" world. Reluctantly, Omri sends the Indian back through the cupboard, giving his mother the magic key to wear around her neck so that he will never be tempted to bring Little Bear back to life.

But one year later, full of exciting news, Omri gives way to temptation when he finds that his mother has left the magic key lying on the bathroom sink.

A whole new series of adventures awaits Omri as he discovers that his Indian has been critically wounded during the French and Indian Wars and desperately needs Omri's help.

Now, helplessly caught between his own life and his cupboard life of war and death, Omri must act decisively if he is to save Little Bear and his village from being completely destroyed. What began as a harmless game has tumed into a horrible nightmare, a nightmare in which Omri is irrevocably involved, and from which he may never escape.

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From the first page to the last, I was enthralled in this book! I remember reading the prequel "The Indian in the Cupboard" and thinking that it was a nice enough story, but it didn't leave a big impression on me. On the other hand, reading "The Return of the Indian" took Omri's amazing story to a completely different level.
There's so much adventure and excitement packed into this one book. I almost couldn't stand the suspense in certain parts!
It's the Perfect read for anyone who likes a bit of thrilling action!

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I've read the first book, and this one's great. But the preview should be longer.

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A Defeat
A Victory
The Way it Began
The Sweet Taste of Triumph
From Dangerous Times
Going for Help
The Operation
A Good Luck Piece
Boones Brain Wave
Target Omri
The Troops
A Death and a Healing
Red Men Red Coats

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Lynne Reid Banks is the bestselling author of many popular books for children and adults. She lives in England.

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