The Key to the Indian by Lynne Reid BanksThe Key to the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks

The Key to the Indian

byLynne Reid BanksIllustratorJames Watling

Paperback | September 7, 1999

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He felt a draft of cold air. Instinctively he put his arms around his body. Then he looked down at himself and got a shock. He was naked...His first instinct was to hid. he scrambled over the earth floor of the longhouse and ducked under the curtain. Beyond was deeper darkness, but he could make out a sort of room with a raised section against the wall. On this was a mountain range covered with fur, in the shape of a sleeping giant.

Omri stared all around, feeling the beginnings of panic. "Dad!" he whispered as loudly as he dared...

There was no answer. Omri felt intensely vulnerable with no clothes on. Cold air embraced his skin from head to foot. He felt a sudden longing to go home. He hadn't reckoned on this--being separated from his dad, it being so dark and cold, so strange, so lonely.

Lynne Reid Banks has written many compelling books for young readers, including The Indian in the Cupboard and Maura’s Angel. She lives with her husband in Dorset, England.
Title:The Key to the IndianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.58 inPublished:September 7, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380803739

ISBN - 13:9780380803736

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


From Our Editors

Lynn Reid Bankds' Indian in the Cupboard series really takes off with this instalment. The young Iroquois Omri and his father must travel back in time to save Little Bear. There's just one problem: they've got to learn how to travel back in time first! The Key to the Indian is a rollicking adventure with many surprises, one after another. If you're trying to get your kids interested in reading, nothing captures their imaginations like an adventure tale like this one.

Editorial Reviews

"This is really Little Bear's story, and Omri's adventures in his longhouse are fascinating and hair-raising. Readers will revel in all ofthe details of this book...A satisfying sequel."
-- "School Library Journal
"Full of suspense, excitement, humor, and fantasy."
-- "The Boston Globe