10 thoughts on “Bhimsa, The Dancing Bear

  1. says:

    Pretty lame How in the world did the boys get away without a hue cry Didn t David ever get the least bit homesick Or even sunburned And when splashing in a pool, one dunks one s friends, rather than ducks them I guess it was a fantasy adventure back in the day and it did tell us something of India but for that, I prefer Gay Neck The Story of a Pigeon, an earlier Newbery Medal winner.There was one bit of overt moralizing, spoken by a minor character, that may also have influe Pretty lame How in the world did the boys get away without a hue cry Didn t David ever get the least bit homesick Or even sunburned And when splashing in a pool, one dunks one s friends, rather than ducks them I guess it was a fantasy adventur...


  2. says:

    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 wa...


  3. says:

    This book wasinteresting 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 r...


  4. says:

    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 non issue, and it becomes easy to forget their different backgroun I thought this was a very cute book ...


  5. says:

    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 openi 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 descript...


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  7. says:

    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.


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