Welcome to the Moonlight Library’s 30 Day Book Challenge!
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Day 21: Favourite book from your childhood
The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell
This book always evokes memories of summer reading, on the long school break between grades over Christmas. Every summer I get the urge to re-read, even though I’ve read it so many times now I’ve lost count.
I love the magic of the wild country and sometimes I like to think I’d even know my way around the Snowy Mountains where the story takes place – of course, the fictional world of the Cascades, not the real place.
There’s just something so wonderful and beautiful about stories set in the Australian bush where the land isn’t trying to kill you or be particularly Gothic – just majestic and untamed and utterly thrilling.
I loved this book so much I name all my cars after horses – Thowra was a silver Mazda I once had – zoom zoom!