‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ by Lynne Reid Banks
"Omri pulled and the cupboard moved, just slightly. The noise from inside instantly stopped... At least, he cautiously turned the key and opened the door. The Indian was gone..."
At first, Omri is unimpressed with the plastic toy that he is given for his birthday. But when he puts it in his old cupboard and turns they key, something extraordinary happens. For Little Bull, the Iroquois Indian Brave, comes to life!