It's his birthday, and Omri's best friend, Patrick, has just given him his gift: a plastic Indian. Oh man, such a disap, ointment! He's tired of playing with plastic figures, and he doesn't know what he's going to do with this one. That night he puts the Indian in a small cupboard that his brother has given him and locks it up. The next morning he awakens to a noise coming from within that cupboard, and, when he unlocks the door and opens it, there indeed is the Indian, but he is no longer a plastic figure. He's very much alive and brandishing a knife. So begins a magical story of adventure and friendship that reaches deeply into the heart of the reader. If your reader enjoys this book, it has several sequels.