Elyne Mitchell

Elyne Mitchell, OAM (born Sibyl Elyne Chauvel on 30 December 1913 Melbourne, Victoria - died 4 March 2002 Corryong, Victoria) was an Australian author noted for the Silver Brumby series of children's novels. Set in the Snowy Mountains area of the Australian Alps around Mount Kosciuszko in southern New South Wales and northern Victoria, the books recount the life of the pale palomino brumby stallion Thowra from his birth in The Silver Brumby (first published 1958) to Silver Brumby Whirlwind. The Silver Brumby was the basis of a film of the same name in 1993 starring Caroline Goodall as Mitchell and Russell Crowe as The Man. This film was also released under the title The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild. There is also a children's cartoon TV series of the same name, which uses some character names, but at best is only a very loose adaptation of the books. Elyne Mitchell's other works of fiction are also set in the Snowy Mountains around Thredbo and the Cascade Hut and are popularno by brumbies and other animals, native and feral. The brumby stories generally intersect geographically or thematically with the Silver Brumby books and various characters from the Silver Brumby books may appear in the others.

Her novels describe eastern Australian terrain and wildlife in considerable detail. She was part of a wave of nationalist Australian writing in that gathered strength in the late 1930s and 1940s and her work is generally described as having a landscape aesthetic. Although the horses and other animals in her books speak to each other, they are not anthropomorphic and particularly in the first two Silver Brumby books, otherwise behave naturally.

MITCHELL, Elyne : Dancing Brumby : Silver Brumby Book SC

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Dancing Brumby A Brumby Story by Elyne Mitchell ISBN: 020719187X COVER: Paperback 11cm x 18cm  PAGES: 157 CONDITION: Good: shelf and reading... more info

MITCHELL, Elyne : Dancing Brumby's Rainbow: Silver Brumby SC VG

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Dancing Brumby's Rainbow A Brumby Story by Elyne Mitchell ISBN: 0207196737 COVER: Paperback 11cm x 18cm  PAGES: 157 CONDITION: Very Good: light... more info

MITCHELL, Elyne : Silver Brumby's Daughter #2 : PB Horse Book

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 Silver Brumby's Daughter Book 2 of The Silver Brumby Series by Elyne Mitchell ISBN: 0006930131 FORMAT: Paperback 11cm x 18cm PAGES: 156 ... more info

MITCHELL, Elyne : The Man From Snowy River : Softcover Book

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The Man from Snowy River by Elyne Mitchell ISBN: 0207148589 COVER: Paperback 11cm x 18cm PAGES: 165 CONDITION: Good - shelf wear, page tanning,... more info

MITCHELL, Elyne : The Silver Brumby #1 : Horse Book : Australian

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The Silver Brumby Book 1 of The Silver Brumby series by Elyne Mitchell  ISBN: 05883006772 FORMAT: Paperback 11cm x 18cm PAGES: 155 CONDITION:... more info

MITCHELL, Elyne : The Silver Brumby : Hardcover 10th Impress 69

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The Silver Brumby by  Elyne Mitchell ISBN: 090421426 FORMAT: Hardcover 21cm x 13cm PAGES: 192 CONDITION: Fair: shelf and reading wear,... more info

MITCHELL, Elyne : The Thousandth Brumby - Silver Brumby Series

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The Thousandth Rainbow A Brumby Story by Elyne Mitchell ISBN: 0207196737 COVER: Paperback 11cm x 18cm  PAGES: 157 CONDITION: Very Good: light... more info
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