The Indian In The Cupboard.
Banks, Lynne Reid; Illustrated by Brock Cole.$975.00
Item Number: 1783
Garden City: Doubleday and Co., 1980.
First edition, first printing of the author’s classic work. Octavo. Inscribed by Reid Banks and additional signed by the illustrator Brock Cole. Light wear to the bottom boards, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice bright copy, uncommon signed.
The Indian in the Cupboard was originally published by Doubleday/Avon (U.K.) in 1980, and it was immediately rated "the best novel of the year" then "best children's book of the year" by The New York Times. Its enduring status as a classic is confirmed by its use within the teaching curricula for children's reading. The story is of a young man who a present that will change his life: a plastic miniature Indian that magically comes to life inside a mysterious old cupboard. Magic is not a feature of the plot solely but an effect to inspire children readers. Indeed, Publisher Weekly praised it as "Skyhigh fantasy that will enthrall readers."