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The Mystery of the Cupboard (Avon Camelot Books) [Paperback]

By Lynne Reid Banks (Author)
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Item description for The Mystery of the Cupboard (Avon Camelot Books) by Lynne Reid Banks...

Overview
After the family moves to the country to a house recently inherited by his mother, Omri finds many secrets revealed to him when he accidently discovers the link between the house and the magic cupboard

Publishers Description
After the family moves to the country to a house recently inherited by his mother, Omri finds many secrets revealed to him when he accidently discovers the link between the house and the magic cupboard. Sequel to The Secret of the Indian.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Mystery of the Cupboard (Avon Camelot Books) by Lynne Reid Banks has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 582


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Item Specifications...


Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 13, 2004
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  8-12
ISBN  0380720132  
ISBN13  9780380720132  
UPC  046594005991  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lynne Reid Banks is the author of the award-winning Indian in the Cupboard.

Lynne Reid Banks currently resides in Dorset. Lynne Reid Banks was born in 1929.

Lynne Reid Banks has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Avon Camelot Books (Paperback)
  2. Indian in the Cupboard


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The Secret of the Cupboard's Magic, and the Woman who Put it There  Apr 26, 2007
After the events of the 1st 3 books, Omri's mother inherits a country house (in Somerset) from her cousin, who she'd never met. Hidden in the roof is a diary; and in the diary is the secret of how the cupboard, and its key, got their powers. And it's not a happy story.
The legend begins in London in 1900. Charlotte, the daughter of upper-middle class parents, chooses to persue a career as an entertainer. Her parents disown her; song and theatre are not an acceptable lifestyle for a girl of her station. Only her sister stays in contact with her, and rather condescendingly.
Cut to 1918. The Great War is over and London is full of flags, fireworks, and cheer. Charlotte and her niece ride a horse in the parade, but underneath it all, Charlotte is full of envy, and that envy is turning into anger. In her sister's jewelry box is a pair of Aquamarine earings that were promised to Charlotte, then given to her sister. Charlotte intends to steal those earing. The results are disastrous.

I won't tell you anymore, because I love this book and it compensates for the weakness of the 3rd installment. It also shows Omri and Patrick maturing further into young adulthood and comming to terms with the past. It's also about letting go. In the end, Omri attends the funeral of one of the few people that knew the secret of the cupboard. Instead of persuing things further, he leaves it buried-literaly.
 
Mystery of The Cupboard  Apr 13, 2007

The book is a fantasy that talks about a kid that finds a grave, I wouldn't recommend this book to children because it's not really interesting. But the story goes like this. A kid from kansas moves to a country in London. When he arrived there he didn't really like it there because he didn't know anyone there. So he was taking a walk to see what's around. He went into a forest as he was walking he found a cave around the corner.
He walked in and followed a light to the end he found a grave yard but in the grave yard he found one grave in the whole entire grave yard. So he went back to the grave he found a box that has a lock but no key so he took it back to his house and told his mom about it and so they took it to a store to get it picked locked. When he opened it and found pictures of a little girl. The little girl was an indian. So they went back to the grave where he fond it and put the pictures under a rock by the grave. But is dad found out so out that he found the pictures. So he made Omri put the pictures back in the box. But before they did they went to the store to get a new lock and a key. So then they put the pictures in the box and buried by the grave.

So he went walking around again and found....

Omri was an nice guy. He would always help people find there missing things. If you remember he found an box. He found the father to that daughter. so he kept it. As Omri was walking home he saw a kid on the ground. He walked over there to help the kid get up form the ground. Omri is caring and helpful to other people in the environment.

So if you to read it go ahead i'm just telling I don't recommend this book to anyone.
 
An Inspiring Book for Kids of All Ages  Apr 13, 2006
The Mystery of the Cupboard is one of the many sequels to the fabulous The Indian in the Cupboard. Omri, the main character, has moved into an Indian longhouse. When Thatcher's come to redo the roof, Omri finds a box and a diary. He reads it. It is about Jessica Charlotte, his Great-Great Aunt. She writes about her experiences, and she knew the secret of the cupboard.
Omri learns a very important lesson: Do not steal because you feel sorry for yourself. Jessica Charlotte does this, and the results are not good.
With a key that can unlock lots of locks, a thatcher with a secret, a person of whom The Secret of the Cupboard is revealed to, and two terrible injuries that result in one death, this book is a great read.
It takes about two and a half weeks to read, and is a great book. You always want to turn the page! But, if you haven't read The Indian in the Cupboard, you should do it first, or else this great book by Lynne Reid Banks won't make sense. Also, for more adventures with Omri, buy The Key to the Indian, The Secret of the Indian, The Return of the Indian, and The Indian in the Cupboard.

By Sammy K.
4th Grade
 
A Great Sequel to a Fabulous Book by Sammy K  Jan 15, 2006
The Mystery of the Cupboard is one of the many sequels to the fabulous The Indian in the Cupboard. Omri, the main character, has moved into an Indian longhouse. When thatchers come to redo the roof, Omri finds a box and a diary. He reads it. It is about Jessica Charlotte, his Great-Great Aunt. She writes about her experiences, and she knew the secret of the cupboard.
With a key that can unlock lots of locks, a thatcher with a secret, a person of whom The Secret of the Cupboard is revealed to, and two terrible injuries that result in one death, this book is a great read.
It takes about two and a half weeks to read, and is a great book. You always want to turn the page! But, if you haven't read The Indian in the Cupboard, you should do it first, or else this great book by Lynne Reid Banks won't make sense.
 
Cupboard Mystery  Mar 1, 2004
The Mystery of the Cupboard
By: Lynne Reid Banks
Reviewed by: D. Kim
There were two boys named Omri and Peter, who wanted to find out the secret to the magical cupboard. They have found the information of the cupboard from Omri's great-great-aunt's journal. Omri moved to a different state, and he was going farther away from Peter more than ever. He had lost his cat there, named Kitsa. Their new house was a longhouse, and there was also a barn. Omri found the journal before Peter traveled there by himself, and with hard work and destination, they both found out that Omri's great-great-aunt was turned into plastic after she stole her sister's earrings. Jessica Charlotte, the "aunt" loved her sister's daughter more than her own son, and hated it. When she and her son were alone, she told him to put all his anger into the cupboard, just to imagine it, and she locked it with her key. After this, she turned into plastic by opening it, and now plastic dolls who were put in it where brought to life when it was locked and then opened again. This was the secret of the Cupboard. In the end, Omri started bringing his dad more in on things, so he told him about the cupboard.
I liked this book because it made me realize that I have been doing pretty bad things before that I knew had feelings. If I had a clone, and I took his kidney for my own life, then what would happen to my clone? Thinking about this has made a difference in my life, but it was also pretty funny. One quote that caught my eye was this. "You should be outdoors, not in 'ere. What's the world comin' to, kids in pubs, I dunno. The author was like every person in the book, together, because she gave them their own minds. Each character was different, in a lot of ways, so I think that Lynne Reid Banks put a lot of effort into writing this.
In other parts of the story, things were getting pretty sad. Omri had found out that his great-great-aunt wasn't such a bad woman after all. She just made some mistakes. When Omri asked Mr. Towsler about Jessica Charlotte, he said, "I worried about her. When she were with me. Worried she'd be lonely an' that, for people her own size. But she said not to. She were content with me. She said them others weren't much company. Not her sort, she said." The others were the people she had brought to life. Even though they were her own size and had different stories about their lives, she like to have Mr. Towsler around instead of them.
My favorite part of the book was definitely the ending, because it was most interesting to me. Omri had just made a better relationship with his father, because he let him in on all the secrets. Omri knew that it could be risky, but he wanted him to know Little bear and the others, because they were just like normal people.
 

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