Return of the Indian
Omri has never forgotten Little Bull though, and finally yields to the temptation to see his tiny blood brother again. But when the cupboard door opens, Little Bull is slumped, unconscious, over his horse, two bullet wounds in his back. As Omri tries to help him, he faces the terrifying responsibility of power, the power of life and death.
Reviewed on 29th July 2023
The sequel, which I’m revisiting after a likely 30 years, sees Omri once again court disaster by exchanging his small toys for real people in his magic cupboard.
I had barely any memory of the plot of this entry in the series - it introduces a lot more peril for a lot of characters, and also uncomfortable themes, some of which might need putting into context for a modern young reader.
There is acknowledgement of some racism, but with today’s lens, a decent amount gets through regardless.
Not quite as good as the first book.