The Secret of the Indian

The Secret of the Indian

by Lynne Reid Banks
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Secret of the Indian 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What would happen if u put two of the same plastic figures in the cuboard and turned the key?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm on a mission to defend this book. I mean, what about national treasure? Or the mummy!!!!!!
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
Howdy, pardner! Giddyup and enjoy this time-traveling, tornado-making, havoc-creating tale. Join in the 3rd adventure that Omri has with his magic key that turns plastic toys into real things. This book starts at the precise moment that "The Return of the Indian" left off. The excitement builds when more humans find out about Omri's secret and when new toys are brought to life. There sure is a lot of chaos going on! The only con in this book is the extra bit of language used by the speaking characters. Overall, I did enjoy the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was so nice bescause he is a toy so he should get wrapped up andand go ro a new place
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever i have read all of em sucha good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so cool. I want the FULL verson of it.
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It reminds me of little bear from nick jr. Iburst into laughter when i heard that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little bear really?
Ricardo Cruz More than 1 year ago
omg best book evrrr
Nicole Snyder More than 1 year ago
wow
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