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The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard
First edition (UK)
AuthorLynne Reid Banks
IllustratorRobin Jacques (UK)
Brock Cole (US)
SeriesIndian in the Cupboard
GenreChildren's fantasy
PublisherJ. M. Dent (UK)
Doubleday and Company (US)
Publication date
Publication placeUnited Kingdom[clarification needed]
Followed byThe Return of the Indian 

The Indian in the Cupboard is a low fantasy children's novel by the British writer Lynne Reid Banks. It was published in 1980 with illustrations by Robin Jacques (UK) and Brock Cole (US). It was later adapted as a 1995 children's film of the same name. Later books in the series were illustrated by Piers Sanford.[1]

The original book was followed by four sequels: The Return of the Indian (1985); The Secret of the Indian (1989); The Mystery of the Cupboard (1993); and The Key to the Indian (1998). All were published by Doubleday Books in hardcover, then by Avon Books, now HarperCollins, in paperback.[citation needed] There have been multiple reprints in various formats, including movie tie-in editions. The publisher recommended reading level is age nine and up.[2]

All the books revolve around a young boy, Omri, who discovers the powers of a magical cupboard. When plastic toys are locked in the cupboard, they become real, living beings, resulting in Omri befriending an 18th-century Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) chief named Little Bear (Little Bull in some editions). As the series progresses, Omri and his friend Patrick learn more about the cupboard's powers, including its ability to transport people to and fro through history.

The book has received numerous awards and been both critiqued and praised on its literary merit, and had once been recommended reading in school curriculum.[3] In a review of the first book of the series, Kirkus Reviews observed, "The first book had a fine balance between childish desire to play with the tiny figures and awareness that, though small, they were real people who ought not to be so manipulated."[4] The book was reviewed in the 1981 New York Times article "BOOKS: Best For Children" where it was called "the best novel of the year".[5][6] At one time, classrooms and libraries widely accepted the book,[7] to the point that it was part of the teaching curricula for children at the novel's recommend reading level.[8][9] In 2003 and 2004, HarperTrophy reprinted the original book, along with the other four novels in the series, and commissioned Michael Koelsch to illustrate new cover artworks.[10][11]

Plot summary

On Omri's ninth birthday, his best friend Patrick gives him the disappointing gift of a small plastic Indian figurine. Omri also receives a white metal medicine cupboard from his brother. The only key in the house that fits the cupboard's lock is the key to Omri's great-grandmother's jewellery box. Omri puts the plastic figurine in the cupboard and locks it with the key, only to discover the following morning that the figurine has come to life as a three-inch-tall Iroquois Indian man.

Though the tiny man, whose name is Little Bear (Little Bull in some editions), initially believes that Omri is a god, he quickly realizes that Omri is only an ordinary, albeit giant, boy, and proceeds to boss him around. Little Bear explores the house and garden, while Omri provides for Little Bear's needs. Little Bear's rejection of the gift of a tipi (as Iroquois live in longhouses) leads Omri to research more about the Iroquois people, causing him to rethink some of his stereotypical views of American Indians and to realize that Little Bear is a real person with a history and culture. Omri is particularly affected when a plastic figure of an elderly Native American chief dies of shock upon being brought to life. Little Bear, however, claims the old chief's headdress, as he is the only one around to take the title, and becomes more demanding than ever.

Patrick offers Omri a gift of a plastic cowboy so that Omri can play properly with his toy Indian. Omri rejects the gift, which leads to letting Patrick in on the secret. Overwhelmed with excitement, Patrick urges Omri to bring loads of plastic people to life, while Omri protests that the people would be real, not toys to be played with. Nevertheless, Patrick uses the cupboard without Omri's knowledge, bringing to life the plastic cowboy, who turns out to be a man named Boone from an entirely different place and time as Little Bear. Over Omri's objections, Patrick introduces Boone to Little Bear. The two tiny men mistrust one another from the start, with Boone deriding Little Bear as "savage" and "dirty." The antagonism comes to a head when Omri and Patrick introduce the duo to television; when Boone cheers the slaughter of Native Americans in an old Western, Little Bear shoots him in the chest with an arrow.

Little Bear is immediately guilty, but does not know enough medicine to save Boone, while the boys are far too large to help. Omri brings to life the figure of a World War I medic, who turns out to be a man named Tommy Atkins from the trenches of France. Tommy, believing that this is a strange dream, saves Boone's life before being transported back through the cupboard. Little Bear continues to treat Boone's injuries, and the two gradually come to trust one another. This incident finally impresses upon Patrick that the tiny people are not toys. Though both boys have become attached to Boone and Little Bear, they agree to return everyone to their own time.

As chief, Little Bear demands a bride. Little Bear chooses from an array of plastic Native American figurines and Omri brings to life an Iroquois woman called Bright Stars (Twin Stars in some editions). The two boys and the tiny people have a final celebration, during which Boone becomes Little Bear's blood brother as does Omri, before the miniature people are sent home through the cupboard. Each boy keeps the now-plastic image of their friend as a memento, and Omri gives the cupboard's key back to his mother so that he will not be tempted to bring them back.


The New York Times' 1981 review "BOOKS: Best for Children" called it the "best novel of the year".[5][6] Kirkus Reviews observed, "The first book had a fine balance between childish desire to play with the tiny figures and awareness that, though small, they were real people who ought not to be so manipulated."[4] Advocates for book praise the novel on aspects of convincing characters,[12] reader captivation and enchantment,[13] and keeping in touch with young readers,[12] among other things.


The Indian in the Cupboard has received several literary awards across the years and is becoming regarded as a classic in children's literature.[12][14] A list of the awards received is as follows:

List of awards and nominations
Award Year Result
Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award 1983 Won
California Young Reader Medal 1985 Won
Virginia Young Readers Program Award 1987 Won
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award 1988 Nominated
Massachusetts Children's Book Award 1988 Won
Arizona Young Readers Award 1989 Won


The novel has been criticised for its portrayal and representation of Native Americans. At the 1991 American Library Association national conference, Naomi Caldwell-Wood and Lisa A. Mitten (former presidents of the American Indian Library Association) listed the book and its sequels under "Titles to avoid", calling them "classic examples of highly acclaimed books riddled with horrendous stereotypes of Native Americans. Banks has created her 'Indian' character from the mixed bag of harmful cliches so common among British authors".[15] Similarly, Rhonda Harris Taylor explains that one aspect of controversy surrounding this novel is the "fact that the book's portrayal of Native Americans is seen as acceptable, implying its representations of American Indians as savages are the way American Indians are viewed in the mainstream," and that the role of Omri reinforces ideas of white paternalism.[12] According to Freedom to Read, the book was challenged by a school board in Kamloops, British Columbia, and was temporarily removed from public libraries on the basis of the "potentially offensive treatment of native peoples."[16] The book was reintroduced into libraries, but the title was placed on the list of challenged materials for teacher information.[16] In 1992, Doris Seale, a Santee Dakota, Abenaki and Cree librarian, wrote, "My heart aches for the Native child unfortunate enough to stumble across, and read, these books. How could she, reading this, fail to be damaged? How could a white child fail to believe that he is far superior to the bloodthirsty, subhuman monsters portrayed here?"[17]


The Return of the Indian (1985)

The second book in the series was published in paperback by Avon books, now an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. It was a New York Times Notable Book.[18] It was illustrated by Bill Geldart, William Coldart (UK), and Piers Sanford (US).[19]

Omri and Patrick intervene aggressively in Little Bear's home world, Kirkus observed in contrast to the first book, noting "Feisty, likable characters and the precise logic by which Banks evolves events from her premises make this one of the better recent fantasies. Readers, enjoying the action and adventure, may also ponder its moral dilemmas."[4]

Plot summary

A year after the events of the previous book, Omri wins first prize in a story-writing competition for his tale "The Plastic Indian", which is actually a recounting of his real adventures with the cupboard; everyone else assumes that Omri's story is fictional. Wanting to share his good news, Omri brings Little Bear and Bright Stars through the magic cupboard. Little Bear returns badly injured by the French soldiers he has been fighting in his own time. Omri attempts to bring back Tommy, the WWI field medic from the first book, but receives only Tommy's neatly folded uniform and medical bag, causing him to realize that Tommy was killed in the war.

Omri goes to Patrick for help. At first Patrick seems to have banished the memory of the tiny people from his mind, but then reluctantly shows Omri that he still carries the plastic figure of Boone in his pocket. Patrick's cousin Tamsin recently received a set of plastic medical figurines as a birthday gift, and the boys plan to borrow it and bring the whole group to life in the cupboard; however, Tamsin catches them taking the miniatures. Omri is able to slip one figure, a nurse, into his pocket.

Omri and Patrick put the nurse in the cupboard and bring her to life. The nurse, called Matron, believing she has dozed off while on duty, saves Little Bear's life. Matron also announces that Bright Stars is pregnant, and the boys decide that it would be safer to keep Bright Stars with them until after the baby is born, rather than return her to her war-torn village.

Patrick brings the cowboy Boone back to life through the cupboard in order to help Bright Stars care for Little Bear. Little Bear tells Boone about the troubles his people are suffering during their war with the French, and Boone wishes that he could somehow supply his friend with the "modern" six-shooters that are common in Boone's late-19th-century timeline. Patrick gets the idea to take plastic soldiers (with 20th century weaponry) back through the cupboard to Little Bear's time. Little Bear likes the idea of modern weapons, but refuses to bring English soldiers back to his village. Omri is reluctant, believing this amounts to meddling with history, but is won over by his desire to save Little Bear's people. The boys buy several more plastic Iroquois figures from the local shops and bring them all to life with the cupboard to serve as Little Bear's army. They also buy plastic miniatures of modern guns to give to the Iroquois, as well as a miniature Royal Marine figurine (who turns out to be a British corporal named Fickits) to instruct the Iroquois in their use.

After Little Bear and his troops are sent back, a casual comment by Boone prompts Omri and Patrick to wonder if it is the key which is magical, rather than the cupboard. Omri climbs into a large empty chest while holding Little Bear's plastic tipi and has Patrick turn the key. Omri finds himself looking through the eyes of one of the tipi's painted decorations, where he witnesses a group of Algonquins attacking Little Bear's village. The tipi is set on fire, but Patrick brings him back in the nick of time, only to find half Omri's hair singed off and his face blistered. Both Patrick and Omri are shaken, both by Omri's injuries and by the brutal reminder than Little Bear's time is real and dangerous.

That night, Patrick brings back the Iroquois army, only to find that they were completely unprepared for the use of modern weapons; their unfamiliarity with the power of the weapons results in them surrounding their enemies and shooting without realising how far the shots would travel, with some of them being shot by their own side by accident. Matron is able to save several lives but many are dead or dying. Little Bear feels ashamed of leading his troops into death, but Bright Stars is able to comfort him by showing off their newborn son, whom he names Tall Bear.

Later that night, while Patrick and Omri have the house to themselves, a trio of skinheads breaks in the house to burgle the family. Patrick and Omri bring back their Marine friend Fickits, along with a complement of troops, and set them loose on the skinheads, who are peppered by tiny machine-gun fire, causing them to flee. Omri's parents return and scold the boys for taking care of the burglars themselves rather than calling the police (Omri is also scolded for "playing with fire" and burning his face).

Before returning Little Bear and Bright Stars to their own time, Omri finally tells Little Bear about the prize-winning story, which was the reason Omri wanted to see Little Bear all along. Little Bear reflects that his son will be proud to know that his father will live on in Omri's story long after his death.

The Secret of the Indian (1989)

The third book in the series was illustrated at least by Graham Philpot (UK), Ted Lewin (US), and Piers Sanford (later).[20][21]

Plot summary

Omri's school headmaster confronts Omri about his prize-winning story, believing that it might be true, as he had previously been shocked by these same "tiny people" on a day when Omri brought Little Bear to see his school. The headmaster threatens to get to the bottom of the mystery, causing Omri to fear that adults will learn the secret and use it to manipulate history.

Patrick agrees with Omri that it has become too dangerous to continue using the magic, but before they stop forever, Patrick deeply wants to travel back to Boone's time, just as Omri traveled to Little Bear's time in the previous book. Omri has grown ever more reluctant about using the key's magic powers to meddle with history, but he finally agrees to "hide" Patrick's true whereabouts in the large chest he has in his room. However, Patrick mistakenly keeps Boone's plastic figure in his pocket as Omri sends him into the past, causing Boone's real-life body to be knocked unconscious while Boone is now "brought forward" in his miniature form. Trapped in Patrick's pocket, Boone nearly smothers before Omri, with Matron's help, revives him.

Patrick arrives in the Wild West miniaturized and trapped inside Boone's pocket, while the now full-sized Boone is sprawled unconscious and alone on the open prairie. Patrick manages to "ride" Boone's giant horse to a nearby town, where the horse stops out of habit at a local saloon. Tiny Patrick flags the attention of a dancing girl named Ruby Lou, who is curious but unafraid of the tiny boy, and who also happens to be a close friend of Boone's. With Patrick's help, she and the saloon piano player carry Boone back to town and deliver him to the local doctor, who simply believes Boone is drunk. However, they are all in danger when a sudden storm spawns a tornado that tears apart the doctor's office.

After the battle in the last book, many tiny injured Iroquois remain in Omri's room under Matron's care. Matron is exhausted and at the end of her skills and strength. Boone is also badly injured. Omri decides to make a second attempt to steal Tamsin's plastic medical set, but is caught by Tamsin's sister Emma. Omri is forced to tell her about the key's magic power and the desperate situation in his bedroom. Emma agrees to borrow the medical set for him and to keep silent about the magic, on the condition that she be allowed to bring to life a plastic person of her own. By chance, the figurine she selects is that of Ruby Lou. Thanks to the toys Emma provides, Matron is able to get a surgical team that saves the Iroquois and Boone.

Omri uses the trunk to bring Patrick back to the present and at the same time return the Iroquois to the past, but returning Patrick inadvertently drags the tornado back to Omri's room, destroying part of the house and neighborhood. In the chaos, the cupboard is damaged and the key lost. Omri's headmaster, who has been lurking outside the house hoping to catch evidence of Omri's secret, is struck on the head by debris, meaning that no one believes any of his ramblings about "tiny people."

Boone and Ruby Lou realize they are stranded as tiny people in the far future, unable to return home without the key. They attempt to make a life with one another, eventually confessing their love. They are resigned to their fate, but long to return home and be properly married.

Omri's father repairs the cupboard and returns it to his son, while Omri, by sheer luck, finds the key in a hedge. He uses the magic to summon all of the group's tiny friends for Boone and Ruby Lou's wedding before sending everyone home for what he promises will be the final time. Afterwards Omri asks his parents for a safe-deposit box, into which he puts the key, the cupboard, the figurines of Little Bear and his family, and a copy of his story, leaving them for his children to find.

The Mystery of the Cupboard (1993)

This book was illustrated by Piers Sanford (UK) and Tom Newsom (US).[22] HarperCollins recommends its 2004 edition for ages 8 to 12.[23] Kirkus Reviews recommended it for ages 10 to 13 in 1993, concluding, "Not the best Cupboard book, but fans won't want to miss it; with a first printing of 75,000 they won't have to."[24]

Kirkus observed that "Banks plots expertly" and develops the relationship between Omri and his father. "There's not much chance to stereotype Native Americans here, as Banks was charged with earlier, but Jessica Charlotte is certainly a caricature of a music-hall singer; one wonders whether it's reasonable, or merely foolish, to deplore such shorthand in popular fiction."[24]

Plot summary

With their house in ruins after the freak tornado in the previous book, Omri and family move temporarily to rural Dorset, where they have inherited a house from the family of Jessica Charlotte Driscoll, Omri's "wicked" great-great aunt, who became the family black sheep by being a charlatan fortune-teller, a scandalous dance-hall girl, and a thief. While the cottage's roof is being rethatched, the workmen discover a metal box and give it to Omri, telling him that the previous owners of old cottages frequently hid their deedboxes in thatched roofs.

Along with the deedbox is a journal called "The Account," written by Jessica Charlotte herself as she was dying of a fatal illness. Jessica possesses a power called the Gift, which she uses to read the future by pouring lead into water and interpreting the shapes it makes. After her sister, scandalized by Jessica's lifestyle, forbids her from ever seeing her precious niece Lottie (Omri's maternal grandmother who was killed in the Blitz during World War II), Jessica takes revenge by stealing her sister's valuable earrings. To do so she makes a duplicate of the jewel-case key out of lead, but accidentally imbues it with magical power through her own Gift. This allows the Key to open any lock. Lottie is accused of stealing the earrings and runs out into the street where her father follows her, resulting in him being killed by a passing carriage.

At this point in the Account, Jessica grows too weak to continue. Omri's great-uncle Fredrick takes over. Fredrick was a toymaker who created miniatures from metal and who detested the cheap, ugly plastic toys that had come to replace old-fashioned metal toys. He also possessed some of Jessica's magical abilities. Jessica had him create the cupboard, which he imbues with his hatred of plastic toys. This caused the cupboard to only bring plastic toys to life, which is why no other materials ever worked when Omri tried them in the cupboard.

Omri meets one of the thatchers who worked on the roof when Jessica was dying, a man named Tom, and learns from him that Jessica let him in on the secret. She also gave him a little person to care for, a servant girl named Jenny from the 1800s who sought to escape her home life after she lost her position. After having lived as a little person for thirty years, she had died a few months before.

Omri suspects that the stolen earrings are in the deedbox he found with the Account and realises that the magic key could open it. He returns to his old town, telling his parents that he wants to visit Patrick, but really to retrieve the key from the safe-deposit box. Omri opens the deedbox and finds five wrapped bundles, four of whom are people brought to life by the magic key. The people turn out to be Elsie, a widowed shop owner; Bert, a thief from Elsie's time; and Ted, a retired policeman. The final person, Sergeant Charlie Ellis, was a naval officer killed at the Battle of Trafalgar; his bundle contains only his uniform. These new people reveal that Jessica knew of the power of the key and the cupboard but only found out when she accidentally brought them to life for the first time. She brought them back and forth many times, just as Omri did with Little Bear. Just before she died, she told them all that they were being sent back for the final time and wished them goodbye. Jenny, however, lived such a wretched life in the past that she begged to be allowed to remain. Jessica entrusted Jenny's care to Tom.

Omri learns that Bert is the thief who stole his great-grandmother's jewellery box after her husband had died, leaving her destitute. Bert had no idea that he was robbing a woman of her only valuables and promises Omri that he will return the jewellery box in the past in hopes of changing the future for the better. Omri then sends them one final time through the cupboard.

Omri believes that the final bundle must contain the missing earrings, but in fact, it contains another tiny person, fast asleep. Before he can investigate further, he is called to Tom's home. Tom has fallen from the roof and is on the verge of death, but asked for Omri to tell him the final secret: before she died, Jessica had him search for a plastic figure of herself. He bought dozens of figurines before finally finding the right one. Jessica kept the figure of herself but told him to take care of the other plastic figures, saying, "This is me, but everyone is someone."

Omri and his father head home, bringing Patrick along. Omri explains that he's figured out the identity of the final person he brought to life: Jessica Charlotte herself, just after creating the key. Omri wants to convince her to not to take the earrings, but Patrick tells him that doing so could change his own family history and possibly result in Omri never being born. Remembering that he convinced Bert to return the jewellery case, Omri worries that it will cause him to cease to exist. Omri and Patrick convince the newly woken tiny Jessica that this is all a dream before returning her to her own past.

Omri asks his mother how she originally came by the key. She tells him that key came from her great-grandmother's jewellery box, which was stolen and returned empty. Omri realizes that Bert only said he would return the jewel-case without specifying that the jewels would still be in it. This is the same story his mother told him about the key when she first gave it to him, and Omri realizes this means history has not been changed.

A week later Omri attends Tom's funeral, where he meets Tom's daughter, who is wearing the long-lost earrings. Omri realizes that Jessica gave the earrings to Tom, who gave them to his daughter without knowing they were stolen. Having solved the mystery, he decides not to tell Tom's daughter the story of the earrings.

Omri returns home to find that his father, while rebuilding Omri's bedroom, found the key, the cupboard, and the plastic figure of Little Bear and locked the toy in the cupboard, where he was shocked when Little Bear came to life. He has since been too frightened to open the cupboard while Little Bear called for Omri from inside. Realizing that his father must be let in on the secret, the story ends with Omri opening the cupboard to introduce Little Bear to his father.

The Key to the Indian (1998)

This book was illustrated by Piers Sanford (UK) and James Watling (US).[25] HarperCollins recommends its 2004 edition for ages 8 to 12.[26]

Plot summary

Omri and his father learn that Little Bear needs their help as American colonists are starting to head into his people's land. The two realise that they must travel back in time and lend their aid but need to figure out how to do it. They have the key but they need something big enough to hold them. Omri's chest that he and Patrick used before was destroyed in the tornado they accidentally brought back and it isn't big enough to hold them. Omri's dad decides to use the car as the time machine and comes up with an elaborate plan to pretend to go on a camping trip as a cover for their time travel, but they realise that the key won't work in the car and start to despair. Omri tells his father everything about what he learned and shows him the Account.

After reading that, Omri's dad figures out that Jessica Charlotte could possibly create them a magical copy of the car key so they can travel back in time. The two also figure out that Omri has inherited some of her psychic power and that's most likely why he can tell when one of his friends from the past needs his help. It gives Omri the power to sense various things, like being able to figure out what's going on with Jessica in her time even though she was so weak at this point when she wrote the Account that only a few words can be made out: she's learned that her brother-in law has died and is going to try to drown herself. The two feel that they must bring her forward no matter what. Omri later brings her, initially planning on waiting, but his psychic gift senses her in trouble and causes him to bring her forward. She's drowned herself and isn't breathing so Omri summons Matron, who manages to revive her. He tries to comfort her about what happened and when she hears that he's Lottie's grandson she agrees to make a magical copy of the car key. He brings his father and they give her the key and send her back. That night they summon Little Bear to get something of his to use to travel back, and he gives them his wampum belt. He also agrees to have Bright Stars make toys for them to travel into when they journey to the past.

The next day Omri's father summons Jessica Charlotte without him and she returns the original car key and gives them the copy, but unfortunately the scale difference means that the key is too small to see, and hence is useless to them. They decide to go camping anyway and bring Gillon along, but Omri has an ivory elephant from India and Gillon is leaning against a knapsack from that time also and they suddenly find themselves in India about 90 years before. Omri figures out that Jessica Charlote's attempt to create the magical copy of the car key where she bent her entire will on it probably caused the original car key to become magical. He figures his father will realise what happened and bring them back by shutting off the car. During the trip Omri and Gillon are marionettes – Gillon, embarrassingly enough, is a female figure—and a couple of children spot them moving on their own and try to show them off. Feeling bad for the children Omri goes along with it but when the children's mother shows up both Omri and Gillon are dropped and Gillon hits his head. Thankfully before they can get hurt further they're pulled back to their time where Omri finds they never left the house as the father got pulled back to Little Bear's time due to the wampum belt being in his pocket and were pulled back when Omri's mother found them and shut off the car fearing they were dead. Omri's father ended up in a faceless doll but Little Bear promised that next time the dolls would have faces.

The two decide to pretend to go camping but head to the top of a nearby hill and time travel from there. They summon Patrick to send them there and back but Patrick is unhappy he won't be going until he realises that he has the cupboard and can call any of their friends back. He sends them back and they meet up with Little Bear. The two eventually advise Little Bear to take his tribe to Canada but are attacked by two settlers. They set fire to the longhouse and start killing Indians. Old Clan Woman, the oldest and wisest member of the tribe manages to scare them off with Omri and his father's help, but she is killed by the two retreating men. Little Bear and his tribe escape and start the trek to Canada but Omri and his father are forgotten in the rush. They escape outside but are trapped in the stockade and the two men return and go to kill them. Before they can succeed Little Bear returns, having remembered them after hearing of their heroic actions earlier, and kills the two men and rescues them. He also retrieves a false face mask from the longhouse. He apologises to them for leaving them behind and is ashamed as Omri is his blood brother. He tells Omri he is no longer a boy: Omri is now a warrior. He leaves the two a moccasin to use as a shelter until Patrick brings them back in the morning, and leaves after saying a final goodbye.

The next morning they are returned to their time by a frantic Patrick who explains that he brought Boone and Ruby Lou but lost them. They eventually find them in a septic tank and rescue and clean them up. Patrick also reveals that he planned to bring Little Bear to the present while they were away but Sergeant Fickits convinced him not to. A couple of weeks later Omri's mother brings him the wampum belt and he realises that she knows the truth. She reveals that she, like Omri, has inherited some of Jessica Charlotte's psychic powers and, seeming to read his mind, explains that she's known the truth since the beginning but has kept it to herself. Omri's brothers have no idea and never will. They both agree that it is time to end the adventures for good. Omri closes his figures and the magical car key in the cashbox and decides to give the magic key back to his mother so he will no longer have the temptation to use it to bring the others back again. He first sends the wampum belt back and senses through his psychic powers that Little Bear and his tribe have successfully and safely reached Canada and reveals this to his father along with the fact that his mother knows the truth. However an apparently psychic dream indicates that perhaps he will still have further adventures.


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Pakistan women's cricket team in Bangladesh in 2013–14    Bangladesh PakistanDates 4 – 15 March 2014Captains Salma Khatun Sana MirOne Day International seriesResults Bangladesh won the 2-match series 2–0Most runs Rumana Ahmed (45) Asmavia Iqbal (40)Most wickets Lata Mondal (6) Sana Mir (5)Twenty20 International seriesResults Pakistan won the 2-match series 2–0Most runs Fargana Hoque (35) Javeria Khan (68)Most wickets Panna Ghosh (3) Asmavia Iqbal (6) The Pakistan women's n…

Campeonato de España de Ciclismo Contrarreloj 2022 DetallesCarrera29. Campeonato de España de Ciclismo Contrarreloj MasculinaCompeticiónCampeonatos Nacionales de España de Carreras en Carretera 2022 CNFecha24 de junio de 2022Distancia total38,5 kmPaís EspañaLugar de inicioCala MillorLugar de llegadaCala MillorVelocidad media49,802 km/hClasificación finalGanador Raúl García Pierna (Equipo Kern Pharma)Segundo Oier Lazkano (Movistar Team)Tercero Xabier Mikel Azparren (Euskaltel-Euskadi) &#…

Simbabwe Kapitän Freeman Nyamunokora Aktuelles ITF-Ranking 80 Statistik Erste Teilnahme 1963 Davis-Cup-Teilnahmen 35 davon in Weltgruppe 3 Bestes Ergebnis VF (1998) Ewige Bilanz 41:43 Erfolgreichste Spieler Meiste Siege gesamt Byron Black (56) Meiste Einzelsiege Byron Black (39) Meiste Doppelsiege Wayne Black (19) Bestes Doppel Wayne Black / Byron Black (10) Meiste Teilnahmen Byron Black (31) Meiste Jahre Byron Black (15) Letzte Aktualisierung der Infobox: 14. März 2012 Die simbabwische Davis-…

Distribución de la cultura magdaleniense en Europa. En rosa, el Magdaleniense y en rojo, el Epigravetiense, los puntos azules son yacimientos. La cultura Magdaleniense es una de las últimas culturas del Paleolítico superior en la Europa occidental, que fue caracterizada por los rasgos de su industria lítica y ósea. Su nombre fue tomado de La Madeleine, cueva francesa de la Dordoña. Sucede a la cultura Solutrense. El Magdaleniense, que se extendió a lo largo del Würm IV, tuvo una secuenci…

Curtis Morton Turner (* 12. April 1924 in Floyd, Virginia; † 14. Oktober 1970 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania) war ein US-amerikanischer NASCAR-Rennfahrer. 1998 wurde er zu einem von NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, einer der 50 größten NASCAR-Rennfahrer, ernannt. Karriere Der von Curtis Turner 1967 gefahrene Chevrolet Chevelle. Turner begann seine Rennfahrer-Karriere 1946 in Mount Airy, North Carolina, wo er an einem Rennen teilnahm, welches er als Letzter beendete. Turner gab jedoch nicht ent…

Artikel ini sebatang kara, artinya tidak ada artikel lain yang memiliki pranala balik ke halaman ini.Bantulah menambah pranala ke artikel ini dari artikel yang berhubungan atau coba peralatan pencari pranala.Tag ini diberikan pada November 2022. Bjarne ForchhammerLahir(1903-09-14)14 September 1903JermanMeninggal3 April 1970(1970-04-03) (umur 66)DenmarkPekerjaanPemeranTahun aktif1933 - 1968 Bjarne Forchhammer (14 September 1903 – 3 April 1970) adalah seorang pemeran film…

هذه المقالة يتيمة إذ تصل إليها مقالات أخرى قليلة جدًا. فضلًا، ساعد بإضافة وصلة إليها في مقالات متعلقة بها. (يونيو 2019) برنس أمبونساه   معلومات شخصية الميلاد 29 ديسمبر 1996 (العمر 26 سنة)أكرا  الطول 1.86 م (6 قدم 1 بوصة) مركز اللعب مهاجم الجنسية غانا  معلومات النادي النادي…

Iida LineKereta JR Central Seri 119 di Stasiun InakitaIkhtisarJenisHeavy railLokasiAichi, Shizuoka, Nagano prefecturesTerminusToyohashiTatsuno (hinggaOkaya)Stasiun94OperasiDibuka1897PemilikJR CentralData teknisPanjang lintas1.957 km (1.216 mi)Lebar sepur1.067 mm (3 ft 6 in)Elektrifikasi1,500 V DC overhead catenaryKecepatan operasi85 km/h (53 mph) (maximum); 40-50 km/h (curves); 25-35 km/h (diverging junctions) Peta rute Jalur Iida (飯田線code: ja is dep…

Studio album by New York UnitBlue BossaStudio album by New York UnitRecordedDecember 16, 1990StudioMusic Inn Studio, TokyoGenreJazzLength57:50LabelPaddle WheelKICJ 55John Hicks chronology Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Seven(1990) Blue Bossa(1990) St. Thomas: Tribute to Great Tenors(1991) New York Unit chronology Oleo(1989) Blue Bossa(1990) St. Thomas: Tribute to Great Tenors(1991) Blue Bossa is an album by New York Unit, consisting of tenor saxophonist George Adams, pianist John H…

NGC 100 NGC 100是雙魚座的一個星系。星等為13.2,赤經為24分2.6秒,赤緯為+16°29'11。在1885年11月10日首次被美國天文學家路易士·史威福(Lewis Swift)發現。 參見 NGC天体列表 天文學目錄 NGC天體表: NGC 98 - NGC 99 - NGC 100 - NGC 101 - NGC 102 这是一篇與天文學相關的小作品。你可以通过编辑或修订扩充其内容。查论编

2 Raja-raja 9Kitab Raja-raja (Kitab 1 & 2 Raja-raja) lengkap pada Kodeks Leningrad, dibuat tahun 1008.KitabKitab 2 Raja-rajaKategoriNevi'imBagian Alkitab KristenPerjanjian LamaUrutan dalamKitab Kristen12← pasal 8 pasal 10 → 2 Raja-raja 9 (atau II Raja-raja 9, disingkat 2Raj 9) adalah pasal kesembilan Kitab 2 Raja-raja dalam Alkitab Ibrani dan Perjanjian Lama di Alkitab Kristen. Dalam Alkitab Ibrani termasuk Nabi-nabi Awal atau Nevi'im Rishonim [נביאים ראשונים] dalam …

BrandhornLittle Brandhorn (left) and Brandhorn (centre) seen from the eastHighest pointElevation2,610 m (AA) (8,560 ft)Isolation2.6 km → HochseilerCoordinates47°26′51″N 13°00′16″E / 47.44742°N 13.00437°E / 47.44742; 13.00437GeographyBrandhorn Parent rangeSteinernes Meer, Berchtesgaden Alps The Brandhorn is a mountain, 2,610 m (AA), in the Berchtesgaden Alps in the Austrian state of Salzburg. It lies in the southeast of…

Species of plant Allium cyathophorum A. cyathophorum var. farreri Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Tracheophytes Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Monocots Order: Asparagales Family: Amaryllidaceae Subfamily: Allioideae Genus: Allium Subgenus: A. subg. Cyathophora Species: A. cyathophorum Binomial name Allium cyathophorumBureau & Franch. Allium cyathophorum is a Chinese (杯花韭, bei hua jiu) species of flowering plant in the onion genus Allium of the family Amaryllidaceae.&#…

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ANIMA - Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba es un festival competitivo de animación, que se desarrolla en la ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina cada dos años. La edición inicial de ANIMA se desarrolló en 2001, y se ha repetido en años impares desde esa fecha, por lo que es el festival de animación más antiguo y de mayor trayectoria de Argentina.[1]​[2]​ Es coorganizado por el Centro Experimental de Animación de la Facultad de Artes, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba; y…

Hotel in Panama City, PanamaMegapolis Hotel PanamaGeneral informationStatusCompletedTypeHotelLocationAvenida Balboa, Panama City, PanamaConstruction started2008Completed2011HeightRoof230 m (750 ft)Technical detailsFloor count63Lifts/elevators13Design and constructionArchitect(s)Pinzón Lozano y ArquitectosDeveloperQuality Investment Megapolis Tower, April 2022 The Megapolis Hotel Panamá (Formerly named Hard Rock Hotel) is a skyscraper that is located in the area of Avenida Balboa in P…

Este artículo se refiere o está relacionado con un evento deportivo de fútbol reciente o actualmente en curso. La información de este artículo puede cambiar frecuentemente. Por favor, no agregues datos especulativos y recuerda colocar referencias a fuentes fiables para dar más detalles. Tercera Federación de España Grupo IV / Temp. 2023-24Deporte FútbolCategoría Tercera FederaciónTemporada 2023-24Grupo Grupo IVPaís EspañaZona País VascoFecha Del 8 de septiembre de 2023 al 12 mayo d…

2007 studio album by PliesThe Real TestamentStudio album by PliesReleasedAugust 7, 2007Recorded2006-2007GenreSouthern hip hopdirty rapgangsta rapLength57:36LabelBig Gates, Slip-n-Slide,[1] AtlanticProducerKane Beatz, Akon, DJ Nasty & LVM, Drumma Boy, DVS, Ensayne, Gold Ru$h, Hen & Ro, Jay E, J. R. Rotem, Midnight Black, Papa Duck, The Beat EatersPlies chronology The Real Testament(2007) Definition of Real(2008) Singles from The Real Testament ShawtyReleased: July 10, 2007…

Protorothyris Periode Asselian, 299–294.6 jtyl PreЄ Є O S D C P T J K Pg N ↓ TaksonomiKerajaanAnimaliaFilumChordataKelasReptiliaFamiliProtorothyrididaeGenusProtorothyris Price, 1937 Tata namaSinonim taksonMelanothyris Romer, 1952Spesies †P. archeri Price, 1937 †P. morani (Romer, 1952) lbs Protorothyris adalah sebuah genus punah dari zaman Cisuralium yang berasal dari Texas dan Virginia Barat di Amerika Serikat. Genus tersebut mula-mula dinamai oleh Llewellyn Ivor Price pada 19…

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