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Moon Filly (Silver Brumby Series #5)

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Wurring, almost a yearling, and the image of his great sire Winganna, is a golden chestnut with a mane and tail the color of living light of the sun. When Winganna brings a hauntingly beautiful mare and her filly foal to the herd, Wurring is drawn to the tiny filly despite himself. When the beautiful mare dies, only Wurring has the courage to approach the orphan. He calls ...more
Hardcover, 167 pages
Published 1968 by Hutchinson
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The lack of dialogue made this a rather dull read when compared to the previous, exciting and action-packed Brumby books. However, if you're planning to go on to Silver Brumby Whirlwind and Son of the Whirlwind, then Moon Filly is a necessary read in order to understand the background behind the Yuri, the moon filly that Thowra claims.
Clare O'Beara
This is a wonderful tale of the wild horses of south-east Australia. The title is not so well known as some of Mitchell's others simply because it is not about the silver brumby Thowra. However in my view it is a book to rival any of the series for horse lovers.

Wurring (meaning sun) is the son of a stallion called Winganna (also meaning sun) and a bright golden chestnut like his sire. One night Winganna returns to the brumby herd from a journey, with a strange dark mare who has a dark foal at fo
Brit McCarthy
Elyne Mitchell has a wonderful way of bringing to life the magical high country in the minds of those who have never seen it, and causing those who have (such as myself) to recall fond memories of the bush. The imagery she creates means that you never have time to ponder upon the fact that in this entire novel, revolving around the two beautiful brumbies (wild Australian horses, to the uninformed) Wurring and Ilinga, there is no dialogue. Despite this fact, the reader is still able to connect to ...more
When I was a child, I was crazy for Mitchell's Silver Brumby series, about the wild horses of Australia. I was disappointed to realize that this book was not really of that series, and its story (what little there is of it) is a rehash of ideas she has already used in the series.

It feels like it is written to be a mysterious legend, but while the writing is evocative, she had already done something similar in Silver Brumby Kingdom. In this story, the young golden stallion and the moonlight colo
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I absolutely loved this book. It's about two young horses, Ilinga and Wurring, who grow up together in the Australian brush. When Ilinga is stolen by a rival stallion, Wurring sets out to find her and so the two begin a long quest to be together once again.

It's beautifully written and, although essentially a love story, it really appealed to me. I think part of it is because the horses never speak - there are no speeches and so the quietness of their world is felt. A lovely story that I wouldn't
Tara Calaby
I don't remember a lot about this one, beyond the fact that I definitely read it as a kid.
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Elyne Mitchell is an Australian author best known for her Silver Brumby children's series, which tells the story of brumbies that roamed the Snowy Mountains in the Australian Alps, in particular a pale brumby named Thowra.

In 1988, she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to literature, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Charts Sturt University in 1993.
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Other Books in the Series

Silver Brumby Series (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • The Silver Brumby
  • Silver Brumby's Daughter
  • Silver Brumbies of the South
  • Silver Brumby Kingdom
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  • Son of the Whirlwind
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  • Dancing Brumby
  • Brumbies of the Night
  • Dancing Brumby's Rainbow

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