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Silver Brumby Whirlwind (Silver Brumby Series #6)

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Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, is captivated by a beautiful filly dancing in the dawn light on the top of a gorge. He knew he must have her, but he would have to fight to make her his own. But he had no idea of the trouble she would bring - or the risk he was taking. The battle for her threatens to destroy them both.
Mass Market Paperback, 126 pages
Published 1988 by Armada (first published 1973)
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Apr 28, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Almost at the end of the Silver Brumby books. In this one, Thowra experiences a sudden urge to travel into a far off country where he has never been before. There he spots Yuri, a filly of moonlight and sunlight, dancing on a cliff top. She disappears into the cave system and he has to overcome his fear of the dark places to find her. He spends a summer with her, dancing and playing, protecting her from the two grey stallions that want her for their own, but soon the snow calls him back to his o ...more
Jun 23, 2009 Hannah rated it it was ok
Silver Brumby Whirlwind chronicles the journey a now aged Thowra took to the north, where he takes the filly Yuri, daughter of Wurring and Ilinga from Moon Filly. Compared to the earlier books, this one has a lot less dialogue, and is much flatter. There is little action, and what happens is rather vague. The fact that Thowra's favourite mares have died and Thowra himself is nearing the end of his life makes for a rather melancholy tone. It's a shame Yuri has little personality of her own, as we ...more
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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
  • Moon Filly
  • Son of the Whirlwind
  • Silver Brumby, Silver Dingo
  • Dancing Brumby
  • Brumbies Of The Night
  • Dancing Brumby's Rainbow

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“Long miles of snow and mountains spun out behind him, and his hooves scattered stardust or snow crystals. He went bounding on and on, right on the spine of the world, thrust out against the night sky” 5 likes
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