The Mystery of the Cupboard #2020

The Mystery of the Cupboard By Lynne Reid Banks Tom Newsom The Mystery of the Cupboard In the fourth book in Bank s acclaimed INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD saga Omri and his family move to an old farmhouse where he finds an ancient notebook that reveals a family secret and the mysterious ori
  • Title: The Mystery of the Cupboard
  • Author: Lynne Reid Banks Tom Newsom
  • ISBN: 9780380720132
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mystery of the Cupboard By Lynne Reid Banks Tom Newsom In the fourth book in Bank s acclaimed INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD saga, Omri and his family move to an old farmhouse, where he finds an ancient notebook that reveals a family secret and the mysterious origins of his magical cupboard.
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    1. Lynne Reid Banks Tom Newsom

      Lynne Reid Banks is a British author of books for children and adults She has written forty books, including the best selling children s novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and been made into a film.Banks was born in London, the only child of James and Muriel Reid Banks She was evacuated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada during World War II but returned after the war was over She attended St Teresa s School in Surrey Prior to becoming a writer Banks was an actress, and also worked as a television journalist in Britain, one of the first women to do so Her first novel, The L Shaped Room, was published in 1960.In 1962 Banks emigrated to Israel, where she taught for eight years on an Israeli kibbutz Yasur In 1965 she married Chaim Stephenson, with whom she had three sons Although the family returned to England in 1971 and Banks now lives in Dorset with her husband, the influence of her time in Israel can be seen in some of her books which are set partially or mainly on kibbutzim.

    661 thoughts on “The Mystery of the Cupboard”

    1. Omri finally discovers the complex history of the cupboard which has the ability to bring plastic figures to life in this fourth book in the series.His parents decide to move to the country At first he s appalled that they would uproot the family just because this mother has inherited a cottage from a distant relative Then it s his father s turn to be appalled the cottage is a centuries old Dorset longhouse with a thatched roof And the thatch needs repairing urgently And at phenomenal expense.Gr [...]


    2. Explanations for magic are often unnecessary and unwelcome in children s books scratch that in fantasy in general , but Lynne Reid Banks provides an excellent origin story for the cupboard and key and their mysterious properties I enjoy a good explanation when it can be found, and while some of the elements here might have been a bit forced, overall this was a great way to cap off the series, wipe the slate clean almost for future installments There s only been one other one since, but there s s [...]


    3. This stupid website ATE MY REVIEW I am so frustrated because I took all this time to write a nice review and ATE it and spat out an empty window Now I have to start all over and I have other things to do so I cannot write as thorough a review.I liked this book very much and recommend it to anyone who likes children s literature and fantasy It s spell binding and enthralling Unfortunately, it is a sequel, and I hadn t read the previous books, and it referred back tot hem constantly This got very [...]


    4. I read the first book in this series to the kids last year Honestly, I had been saving that book for the kids for a long time My third grade teacher read it to our class, and I remember LOVING it It was one of the best memories from my childhood sitting around listening to that book after PM recess every day And everyday ending on some huge cliff hanger that would have us begging for another chapter She was a great teacher if you can t tell Anyway, I digress suffice it to say that I had been hop [...]



    5. It all just felt a bit contrived and less engaging than any of the books that were just about the magic It s not that it wasn t interesting, it was just interesting in the way that reading old diaries is interesting, not in the way that great stories are interesting If you ve loved the series I would say read it if you re into backstories It hasn t changed my opinion of the others loved them , but neither did it elevate the series for me.


    6. Yet growth and set backs for Omri in this book Patrick shows up in this book as little than a means to talk some sense into Omri We get to learn how the cabinet and key came into being, how they were imbued with their magic, and a great deal about Omri s family on his Mom s side in the process There s a good bit of heart break in Omri s family story Not the best of the books, IMO, but a solid addition to the series.


    7. Grabbed my interest, and it made sense, but I think I would have enjoyed it if I had read the previous trilogy They and the sequel are now on my want to read list Appropriate for elementary.


    8. It was great to finally get the backstory on the cupboard and it s magic After several books of dealing with the drama between Omri and his friends, it was a nice switch up.


    9. I read this book was I was in elementary school It is a great read for children I recommend this book as a family read.


    10. I give this book a 3 because it kind of caught my attention, but in the end it probably wasn t my favorite But if you like journal entries and tiny talking figures, then go ahead and read this.




    11. From Publishers WeeklyIn this latest installment in the award winning Indian in the Cupboard series, Omri s fascination with the little people of the cupboard has matured into an obsession with discovering the origin of their life giving magic With the help of his great aunt s hidden diary and a meeting with an elderly roof thatcher, Omri is able to piece together his own family s history one that gave rise to the wondrous events of the last few years In the process he takes a big risk in allowi [...]


    12. MYSTERIES HIDDEN UNDER THE THATCHINGLynn Reid Banks has done it again, in this fourth book in her famous INDIAN series When Omri insisted his father store the magic cupboard in a bank vault, so he would not be tempted to tamper with the Past, he vowed he would resist the temptation to visit with his tiny friends But he never did understand exactly how and why this particular cupboard changed plastic toys into living, human beings from the past with real names, occupations and lifestyles of their [...]


    13. Reading classics is great They don t perform any of the clich plots of today, and they don t lack quality of writing Yes there are spelling typos than today, but it s wonderful to read a book with great writing and isn t clich The only thing is, that I m pretty sure this is book three because books two and three are one book in my version Omri and his family are all excellent characters I love how the characters are developed and how they are important Each character has a story and a purpose a [...]


    14. I felt like this book was not really in keeping with the same tone as the previous three in the series and we enjoyed it far less The suggested reader age level stayed the same, but the subject matter to me was much mature than a 9 year old could understand In addition, I found this book and the one that follows it, 5 to be far British in terms of slang it was obviously not Americanized at all for the US market I no trouble with it but I found I had to change or explain things so my daughter w [...]


    15. This book traces the history of the cupboard, revealing that Omri s brother did not find it in an alley but rather in the basement of the family home Omri s family moves to a thatched house in the country that they inherit from a deceased family member, leading Omri to discover a journal that traces the family and cupboard history This book would capture the attention of a child less than the others since much of the story is old family history with some complicated relationships and very little [...]


    16. This one wasn t around when I read the first three books as a kid It wasn t until, much older, as a father recommending the best books to my daughter when I realized that there were I believe there is one book after this one, too I didn t know what I would think of this one It was certainly different from the previous three but MAN was it good That s one think about Lynne Reid Banks she doesn t write down to her readers She simply write a great book that kids and adults and just going to love [...]


    17. The book, The Mystery of the Cupboard was written by Lynn Reid Banks The genre of this book is either fiction or realistic fiction because the characters seem real and a situation like their own could really happen but there is a magic cupboard which adds a little fun twist to the story Omri moves out of London after a big storm damages their house Omri s mother inherits an old house in the country Omri s magic cupboard is in the bank and he promises he will leave it there but a strange notebook [...]


    18. I read this book with my eight year old son He was not nearly into this book as he was the first three The main story line of this book is geared to of an adult audience I liked this book better than all the other three just because it was about Jessica Charlotte s life Her life story was appealing to me than to my eight year old We both enjoyed learning how the cupboard gets its power to transform plastic That part was interesting, but I had to explain it a little bit to my son For him it wa [...]


    19. The Indian in the Cupboard was a great children s story I did not expect that the makings of the cupboard is not that great This book lacks a strong story plot It feels like it was not well thought of and is lacking in substance Even my sister can write a better story than this one I expected a lot from Lynne Reid Banks because the first two books were exceptional This one has no climax and is boring A child would choose playing with real Indian dolls than read this one If you want to maintain y [...]


    20. Audiobook.I liked the mystery of the cupboard because it was very interesting and you don t want to stop listening to it I liked the part when they found out Kitzer with her baby kittens I really enjoyed how they had the old bottle where they kept the Thatchers names and history in it in the thatch of the house If I was Omri I wouldn t have played with the cupboard and messed around with the future and the past because it could be really dangerous and he could have stopped himself from being ali [...]


    21. This is a book for younger readers Although prose is fairly simplistic, the overall story is very entertaining, and there were some interesting plot twists that surprised me and I didn t see coming There are several books in this series and I found this one to be the most mature, from the standpoint of some of the subjects that are touched upon Overall the story has a darker tone than the others in this series One particular scene was particualrly horrific, but was realistically portrayed and fi [...]


    22. I forgot how much I enjoy this series I couldn t put it down I loved the story within the story of Omri s family history My mind was blown a few times trying to think about the time travel that occurs in this book, and how careful Omri has to be I love how real these characters Omri, Patrick, Jessica, and the brothers They are not cookie cutter characters, who speak and act like they should They act and speak as they are and it is so natural As a writer, I appreciate the details this author used [...]


    23. Now THIS is how an author is supposed to write an epicly twisted tale that the reader just can t get enough of Omri continues his adventures with his plastic come to life friends in The Mystery of the Cupboard There are so many individual elements that had to come together throughout time to create the story of The Indian in the Cupboard as we know it This book pieces the puzzling history together in a fantastic and almost unbelievable way But once you read it, you ll realize there truly was no [...]


    24. This is really where the series should have ended At the beginning In this book, we learn about the origin of the key to the cupboard, and see the diary of its first user It s a story about two estranged sisters, propriety, greed, and regret.While I understand that the sequel was there to wrap up the story of Little Bull, I wish it had been done in book 3 Book 4 just feels far satisfying Not only does Onri discover the source of the magic, but he also heals, to an extent, a rift in his family.O [...]


    25. I love everything Indian and the Cupboard, and that certainly includes this book, which I thought to be the end of the series at the time I read it There is, however, a fifth book, The Key to the Indian, and I feel I should definitely reread the books from beginning to end as soon as is convenient for me End of the series or not, though, The Mystery of the Cupboard is a fine, fresh novel, as good as all that came before it, and I look forward to again immersing myself within it one of these days [...]


    26. This is definitely a different kind of story when compared to the previous installments of the series Which can be both a good and bad thing, and in the end I guess I was just expecting tales of Little Bear and Boone Anyway, some plot points are a little strained and I personally felt like they could have been cut out because they served little purpose to continue the story Content is used well to reflect Omri s coming of age while not straying from the fact that he s still very young, which ma [...]


    27. This was strange, not having the Indians in it as such For me, the magic started to fade after I started book 3 The Indian In The Cupboard is a timeless classic from my childhood, and I m slightly disappointed in myself for reading the rest of the series and being let down I see the whole point in trying to discover why the cupboard key possess magic, I just can t help feeling, the author, however talented a writer she undoubtedly is, should ve stopped after two.As kids books their great but for [...]


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