The Indian in the Cupboard-Readalikes


The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.


Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is Omri disappointed with Patrick’s gift?
  2. Why doesn’t Omri call his family when he discovers the Indian is alive?
  3. Why does Omri do almost everything Little Bear wants? Why does Omri sometimes wonder if he’s right to give Little Bear certain things?
  4. Why does Omri agree to show the Indian to Patrick?
  5. Why is Omri so sure that Patrick has put a plastic figure in the cupboard while he is in the kitchen?
  6. How does Omri show he is more responsible about the little men than Patrick?
  7. What do you think about the idea of Omri taking Little Bear and Boone to school?
  8. Why is Omri surprised that Boone and Little Bear Want to go back to their own worlds?
  9. Do you think Omri and Patrick are right to send Little Bear and Boone back to their own time?