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Set in India, Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear follows the adventures of two boys, David and Gopali, as they roam the country with a dancing bear.
120 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1945)
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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
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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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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.

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