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The Thousandth Brumby


by Elyne Mitchell (Author)

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   Book 12   
Pages: 112
Published: 1999
Socks, the black brumby with four white legs, is a loner until one day he hears the bronze cuckoo whistle and the cattle dog follows him into the bush. They become great friends, the dog named Lightning and the horse. The bronze cuckoo keeps an eye on them when parties of men with whips and dogs come into the area to capture the brumby herds and take them to the sales.

A female dingo joins Socks and Lightning and soon there are pups to take care of as well. Although not many men go deep into the Snowy Mountains, bushwalkers carry strange tales of a black brumby and a family of dogs and dingoes. The stockmen are always curious about these tales, especially because the brumby and his family of dogs continually elude them. The inevitable confrontation promises to be fierce . . .

Series Summary


Series: Silver Brumby
Tags: animals horses & ponies nature fantasy adventure culture
Series reading level: 10+
Books in series: 12
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1The Silver Brumby  (1958)
2Silver Brumby's Daughter  (1960)
3Silver Brumbies of the South  (1965)
4Silver Brumby Kingdom  (1966)
5Moon Filly  (1968)
6Silver Brumby Whirlwind  (1973)
7Son of the Whirlwind  (1979)
8Silver Brumby, Silver Dingo  (1993)
9Dancing Brumby  (1995)
10Brumbies of the Night  (1996)
11Dancing Brumby's Rainbow  (1998)
12The Thousandth Brumby  (1999)