This book was more interesting the second time I read it. I understood the culture of India better by reading this book as the author included many details. It is a good story of adventure with a little fantasy mixed in due to a tame bear that helps the two boys. I'd recommend this book to any reader who likes adventures. Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Weston, ChristineNotAchetez Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear De Weston, Christine ISBNsur , Des Millions De Livres Livrs Chez Vous Enjour Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear By Christine Weston Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Book Readreviews From The World S Largest Community For Readers Set In India, Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Follows The AdventurBhimsa The Dancing Bear Christine WestonNotRetrouvez Bhimsa The Dancing Bear Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion Wikipedia Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear YouTube Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Is A Children S Novel By Christine Weston Set In Contemporary India, It Follows The Adventures Of Two Boys, David And Gopali, As They Roam The Country With A Dancing Bear Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Project Gutenberg SelfBhimsa, The Dancing Bear Lt P Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Is A Children S Novel By Christine Weston Set In Contempo World Heritage Encyclopedia, Thebhimsa The Dancing Bear Dfinition De Bhimsa The DancingBhimsa, The Dancing Bear By Christine Weston Is A Children S Book Which Was A Newbery Honor Recipient InBhimsa, The Dancing Bear Production Material David, A Young Boy In India, One Evening Meets An Indian Boy And A Bear Named Bhimsa Who Is No Ordinary Bear And Who Takes Both Boys To Many Strange Places Until They Reach The Great Mountain Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Weston, Christine Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Hardcover June ,by Christine Weston Authorout Ofstarsrating See All Formats And Editions Hide Other Formats And Editions Price New From Used From Hardcover Please RetryHardcover, June ,, Hardcover ,Used From New FromTheBook Review BookBhimsa, The Dancing Bear Wikipedia Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Is A Children S Novel By Christine Weston Set In Contemporary India, It Follows The Adventures Of Two Boys, David And Gopali, As They Roam The Country With A Dancing Bear The First Edition Was Illustrated By Roger Duvoisin The Novel Was First Published Inand Was A Newbery Honor Recipient InTalk Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear Wikipedia This Article Is Within The Scope Of WikiProject Novels, An Attempt To Build A Comprehensive And Detailed Guide To Novels, Novellas, Novelettes And Short Stories On Wikipedia If You Would Like To Participate, You Can Edit One Of The Articles Mentioned Below, Or Visit The Project Page, Where You Can Join The Project And Contribute To The General Project Discussion To Talk Over New Ideas And Two boys and a trained dancing bear go on a walking adventure in India. They meet up with a haughty young prince, a kind philosopher, a troupe of evil robbers, and a hungry tiger before finding their way back home.
*Shrug* It was okay, but not fabulous. A bit dated, I suppose, and the characters a little flat. David (presumably a British boy) and Gopala embark on an adventure with Bhimsa the highly intelligent bear. They hike from the plains of India back up into the Himalayas in search of Gopala's family.
While this wasn't one of the top 20 Newberry Honor books I've read, it was pretty good. The characters are likable and there is some mild suspense. My favorite aspect of the book is the descriptions of how the terrain changes as they hike upward. You can imagine the forrest closing in and then opening as the ascend.
It does have some simple black and green picturesbut they don't add too much. I thought this was a very cute book. It is about a boy who, with his pet bear, got swept away from his mountain village in Northern India during a bad storm. He befriends another boy and together they go through some adventures on their way back to find the village.
Some things I liked about the book:
First, the boy with the bear was an Indian and the addition was an English colonist. However, throughout the book this is a complete nonissue, and it becomes easy to forget their different backgrounds. Recall that this book was written in 1945, 2 years before India even became independent from England, so this respect for a different people is quite impressive.
Second, there is real concern for the boy who ran away from home to help his new friend. He ignores it and justifies it within himself occasionally, but good responsible people are able to help remind him of what's more important.
Third, the way the boys think and act seems so real, and it makes me happy to see the way they interpret their surroundings.
And Finally, the book was quite from what I have checked out considering the surroundings and the different wildlife and types of villages in the different climates they passed through between the Indian planes and the base of the Himalayas.
All in all, if you can actually get your hands on a copy of this book, then it is worth the 23 hours of your time to read it. 052eaddf5cb74cb785dfabdd78c30604 A young English(?) boy, David, meets up with a native boy, Gopali, and his trained bear, Bhimsa, making their way home. They all join up and have some adventures. Has a bit of a timeless feel to it. 2.53 stars. This short novel set in India is the story of a bored young boy (English probably) who goes wandering with another boy and his bear (because every boy should have a bear). The most remarkable thing about it is the total lack of ethnic tension or misunderstandingwhich is nice but makes me wonder about the author who wrote it (English but born/raised in India) and the time period she did it in (Gandhi and Indian/Pakistan independence). Now the bear...I suspected that it had been raised from a cub due to unfortunate circumstances, but I was pleased that they treated Bhimsa as a family member. Biggest question: how did David manage to wander that length of time without a nationwide search? I read this for my 2019 Reading Challenge and my Newbery Challenge (Honor Book 1946). Newbery Challenge 188/415. A short story about an English boy who runs away with an Indian boy and his dancing bear. They adventure through India encountering a spoiled prince, a band of thieves, and a tiger on their way to the Himalayan mountains to find the Indian boy’s family. This story reminded me of My Father’s Dragon. The cruelty to animals was a bit off putting to my modern sensibilities. Overall, it was pretty good.
British writer born Christine Goutiere in Unao in northern India She married an American businessman, Robert Weston in 1923, and moved with him to Maine, where she resided thereafter Some of her fiction is set in New England After her first husband s death in the early 1950 s, she married Roger Griswold in 1960 He died in 1973.Weston wrote 10 novels than 30 short stories, most of which a
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