This is a very charming story, mixing real life with magic in a very believable and credible way. Omri is given two birthday gifts that at first are less than thrilling: an old medicine cabinet from his brother and a plastic Indian figurine. But when he puts the plastic figurine in the cabinet, Omri discovers the Indian comes to life. Omri is thrilled but soon discovers that there are unexpected complications and responsibilities that come with such a discovery. This story is rather even and “PC” for its time, and I really liked the emphasis that Little Bear is human, a living thing with his own life.