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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Juvenile Classic...

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Indian in the Cupboard

By: Lynne Reid Banks

Genre:  Juvenile fiction

Pages: 192

Published: 1980

Read: May

3 out of 5

This is the first time I read this book, which I read with my 7 year old son. I have very mixed feelings about the story. We both loved the story and it was very well written. My problem is that the boys lied a lot to Omri’s parents about the magic of the cupboard and the word “hell” was mentioned several times; this caused me to question whether it is an appropriate book for younger children. This especially raised a red flag for me because my son has had issues with lying. I felt the book almost justified and encouraged lying since they never were caught or reprimanded for their lying. However, we both loved the story, so I would only encourage parents to evaluate whether it is appropriate for their own child.

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