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Is part of Silver Brumby Series Elyne Mitchell , 1958-1999 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1958... 1958 The Silver Brumby
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Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, is king of the brumbies. He must defend his herd from the mighty horse, the Brolga, in the most savage of struggles. He must also save his herd from capture by man.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon The Silver Brumby The Silver Stallion : King of the Wild Brumbies John Tatoulis , Jon Stephens , ( dir. John Tatoulis ) Sydney : Media World Pictures , 1992 Z1319183 1992 single work film/TV fantasy adventure

In the unforgiving wilderness of the Australian Alps roams a stallion like no other: the Silver Brumby, revered by all, including his greatest enemy, man. One horseman determines to challenge the might of the horse who, according to legend, could never be tamed.

The fantasy element of this film comes through the strong anthropomorphism in the treatment of the horses and the way in which the story of Thowra and The Man is framed as a fable.

form y separately published work icon The Silver Brumby Judy Malmgren , Jon Stephens , ( dir. John Tatoulis )et. al.agent) 1994 Sydney Australia : Media World Pictures Network Ten , 1994-1996 Z1686194 1994 series - publisher film/TV fantasy

Set in the Australian high country and based on the characters created by Elyne Mitchell in her Silver Brumby books, this series follows the adventures of the silver colt Thowra, son of the mighty Yarraman. Thowra is destined to become king of all the wild horses. Intelligent and courageous, Thowra, his friends Storm and Boon Boon, his half brother Arrow, and the bush animals, including Benni the wise kangaroo, have to outwit the Mountain Men who want to capture the wild horses and take away their freedom.

(Source: Australian Screen)

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Notes

  • Dedication: This book was written for / Indi who loves horses
  • Book 1 of the Silver Brumby Series.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      Hutchinson ,
      1958 .
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      Extent: 191p., [5]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., map
      Reprinted: 1962 Reprinted several times.
      Note/s:
      • Includes glossary.
      • Further impressions including: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1974.
    • St Alban's, Hertfordshire,
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      England,
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      Granada ; Dragon Books ,
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      Extent: 156p.
      Description: illus., map
      Reprinted: 1969 , 1970 Reprinted several times.
      ISBN: 0583300677
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Silver Brumby ; Silver Brumby's Daughter Elyne Mitchell , Sydney : John Ferguson , 1982 Z1318515 1982 selected work novel young adult Sydney : John Ferguson , 1982
    • London,
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      England,
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      Armada ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 156p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0006932991
    • London,
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      England,
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      Lions ,
      1992 .
      Extent: 156p.
      Description: illus., map
      Reprinted: 1993 , 1994
      Note/s:
      • Second impression June 1993.
      ISBN: 0006932991 (pbk)
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Silver Brumby Stories : Volume 1 Elyne Mitchell , Hammersmith : Diamond Books , 1993 Z1317843 1993 selected work novel young adult Hammersmith : Diamond Books , 1993
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 1998 .
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      Extent: 157p.
      Edition info: New Australian Edition.
      Description: illus., map
      Reprinted: 1999 twice , 2000
      ISBN: 0207197458 (pbk)
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Brumby Stories Elyne Mitchell , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1999 Z949242 1999 selected work novel young adult Pymble : HarperCollins , 1999
    • London,
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      England,
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      Collins ,
      1999 .
      Extent: 222p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0006754708 (pbk)
      Series: Collins Modern Classics Collins (publisher), series - publisher
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Silver Brumby Echoing Elyne Mitchell , Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2013 6167266 2013 selected work novel Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2013
Alternative title: Thowrs Caballo Salvaje
Language: Spanish

Works about this Work

Friday Essay: the Cultural Meanings of Wild Horses Michael Adams , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 17 October 2017; The Conversation , 16 January 2018;

'I am walking quietly through the forest. As I reach the edge of the trees there is a snort and a staccato of hoofbeats, and four horses materialise only metres in front of me: a foal, two mares and a dark stallion. The stallion, ears pricked, tosses his head and prances forward. As I crouch to pick up a branch, the stallion wheels and gallops off with the group. They hurdle an old stock fence, and almost as soon as their hoofs touch down, another big grey stallion comes towards them over the hill.' (Introduction)

Elyne Mitchell : Writer of the High Country Matthew Higgins , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Friends , December vol. 21 no. 4 2010; (p. 14-15)
Untitled Val Mancini , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 53)

— Review of The Silver Brumby Elyne Mitchell , 1958 single work novel
The Woman from Snowy River Tony Stephens , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 September 1993; (p. 3A)
Adventures in the High Country Rebecca Lang , 1993 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 July 1993; (p. 21)
Untitled Val Mancini , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 53)

— Review of The Silver Brumby Elyne Mitchell , 1958 single work novel
Two for Children 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 November vol. 79 no. 4108 1958; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Silver Brumby Elyne Mitchell , 1958 single work novel
Elyne Mitchell : Writer of the High Country Matthew Higgins , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Friends , December vol. 21 no. 4 2010; (p. 14-15)
Teller of Wondrous Tales Jenny Brown , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Panorama , June no. 106 1991; (p. 22-23,25-26)
Adventures in the High Country Rebecca Lang , 1993 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 July 1993; (p. 21)
The Woman from Snowy River Nigel Austin (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 January vol. 111 no. 5700 1990; (p. 94-97)
The Woman from Snowy River Tony Stephens , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 September 1993; (p. 3A)
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