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The Secret of the Indian

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fantasy fan

I enjoyed this book because it was a perfect mix of fantasy and realistic fiction. It was a well developed story as well. The book starts as Omri's parents return home. As they walk in they see their house was invaded. Omri and his best friend Patrick manage to get...
I enjoyed this book because it was a perfect mix of fantasy and realistic fiction. It was a well developed story as well. The book starts as Omri's parents return home. As they walk in they see their house was invaded. Omri and his best friend Patrick manage to get a vague explanation of what happened. Suddenly Patrick's cousin, Emma, comes to Omri's house the next day. Patrick then wants to be sent to Boone's time. Unfortunately, Emma discovers the Indian and the cupboard. Then Omri sees Boone, who was supposed to be with Patrick, is in Omri's house half dead! Meanwhile Patrick is in a desert in Texas and is as small as the plastic figures at Omri's house. He is brought to a saloon where he meets Boone's friend Ruby Lou. The next day Boone recovers but Omri must go to school. At an assembly, Omri must read his award winning story to the school. Afterward he is brought to the headmaster's office because the headmaster believes the story is true,'one day he saw Little Bear and Boone.' At that time, Patrick and Ruby Lou see a twister coming. At Omri's house, he is bombarded with questions. He goes to his room to bring back Patrick, but also brings back a cyclone from Texas that destroys Omri's room. After the twister leaves Omri is no longer getting question asked. Luckily, Patrick is brought back and the cupboard is safe. However, he doesn't find the key to the cupboard. Will he find it? I would recommend this book to any fantasy fans. This book is a great fantasy book. I would also recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books by Lynne Reid Banks.

posted by Anonymous on June 6, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

still not as good as The Indian in the Cupboard

The Secret of the Indian picks up where The Return of the Indian leaves off. Omri and Patrick find that they can transport themselves back in time and go to the dangerous nineteenth-century world of the cowboy Boone. In the process, they are forced to share their sec...
The Secret of the Indian picks up where The Return of the Indian leaves off. Omri and Patrick find that they can transport themselves back in time and go to the dangerous nineteenth-century world of the cowboy Boone. In the process, they are forced to share their secret with Patrick's cousin Emma, and all of England is threatened by a disastrous cyclone that Patrick brings back from the old American West. These books are exciting reading, but as is true in so many cases the sequels are never quite as good as the original. In addition, there is a fair amount of bad language, with the word "God" fairly frequently used as an interjection, lots of euphemisms, and even an instance or so in each book of the "h" word used as an exclamation. There are also several references to drinking alcoholic beverages. Do children really need to be reading about that? Furthermore, the attitudes and actions of the children are sometimes less than exemplary. I would not discount these books entirely, but I think that parents do need to be aware of the possible objections. My preference would be to do these as read alouds so that the offending portions could be omitted.

posted by HomeSchoolBookReview on March 16, 2010

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  • Posted March 16, 2010

    still not as good as The Indian in the Cupboard

    The Secret of the Indian picks up where The Return of the Indian leaves off. Omri and Patrick find that they can transport themselves back in time and go to the dangerous nineteenth-century world of the cowboy Boone. In the process, they are forced to share their secret with Patrick's cousin Emma, and all of England is threatened by a disastrous cyclone that Patrick brings back from the old American West. These books are exciting reading, but as is true in so many cases the sequels are never quite as good as the original. In addition, there is a fair amount of bad language, with the word "God" fairly frequently used as an interjection, lots of euphemisms, and even an instance or so in each book of the "h" word used as an exclamation. There are also several references to drinking alcoholic beverages. Do children really need to be reading about that? Furthermore, the attitudes and actions of the children are sometimes less than exemplary. I would not discount these books entirely, but I think that parents do need to be aware of the possible objections. My preference would be to do these as read alouds so that the offending portions could be omitted.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2008

    Fantasy fan

    I enjoyed this book because it was a perfect mix of fantasy and realistic fiction. It was a well developed story as well. The book starts as Omri's parents return home. As they walk in they see their house was invaded. Omri and his best friend Patrick manage to get a vague explanation of what happened. Suddenly Patrick's cousin, Emma, comes to Omri's house the next day. Patrick then wants to be sent to Boone's time. Unfortunately, Emma discovers the Indian and the cupboard. Then Omri sees Boone, who was supposed to be with Patrick, is in Omri's house half dead! Meanwhile Patrick is in a desert in Texas and is as small as the plastic figures at Omri's house. He is brought to a saloon where he meets Boone's friend Ruby Lou. The next day Boone recovers but Omri must go to school. At an assembly, Omri must read his award winning story to the school. Afterward he is brought to the headmaster's office because the headmaster believes the story is true,'one day he saw Little Bear and Boone.' At that time, Patrick and Ruby Lou see a twister coming. At Omri's house, he is bombarded with questions. He goes to his room to bring back Patrick, but also brings back a cyclone from Texas that destroys Omri's room. After the twister leaves Omri is no longer getting question asked. Luckily, Patrick is brought back and the cupboard is safe. However, he doesn't find the key to the cupboard. Will he find it? I would recommend this book to any fantasy fans. This book is a great fantasy book. I would also recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books by Lynne Reid Banks.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    The Secret of the Indian

    I love reading and this book I read in 1 day. If you have ever read The Indian in the Cupboard, The Return of the Indian, The Mystery of the Cupboard, or The Keys to the Indian, you will enjoy this book! I love this book, and I think the plot is enjoyable. Once I picked up this book, I could not stop reading it! This series of books, are some of the best books I have ever read. You will be very glad that you bought this book! (If you bought it)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2015

    Best book ever

    Best book ever i have read all of em sucha good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    Secret

    The indian wont come real in this book because of the house they live in. This book is fiction. My teacher told me to rite this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Indians

    This book is so cool. I want the FULL verson of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    His name

    It reminds me of little bear from nick jr. Iburst into laughter when i heard that

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    So cool

    Little bear really?


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    Posted April 27, 2012

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    lo ve ittlx.

    omg best book evrrr

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    wow

    wow

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