The Man From Snowy River

Jim Craig is eighteen years old, and cannot return to his mountain home until he has proven himself a man Jessica Harrison is the beautiful, impetuous daughter of the wealthy cattleman whose 1000 colt runs off to join the brumby mob And then there is the stallion, leader of the brumbies for almost twenty years, ranging free and proud in the mountains, whose very existencJim Craig is eighteen years old, and cannot return to his mountain home until he has proven himself a man Jessica Harrison is the beautiful, impetuous daughter of the wealthy cattleman whose 1000 colt runs off to join the brumby mob And then there is the stallion, leader of the brumbies for almost twenty years, ranging free and proud in the mountains, whose very existence is like a dark thread running through the lives of so many people
The Man From Snowy River Jim Craig is eighteen years old and cannot return to his mountain home until he has proven himself a man Jessica Harrison is the beautiful impetuous daughter of the wealthy cattleman whose colt

  • Title: The Man From Snowy River
  • Author: Elyne Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780207148583
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Man From Snowy River”

    1. One of my all time favourite stories and an Australian classic.The Man From Snowy River by Elyne MitchellIs this a legendary story about a legendary poem or a legendary poem about a legendary man?Some say The Man From Snowy River is a true story about a man named Jack Riley, an early settler in those parts in the mid 1800's, and legendary horseman in his own right, while others suggest the story is made up of a composite of some of the local uniquely skilled horsemen of the Snowy Mountains.Eithe [...]

    2. I enjoyed this book, however, the movie is one of my favorites, and its almost the same as the movie line by line, (I think I found only 6 differences) but since its a favorite, I didn't mind.

    3. Review originally posted on A Keybaord and an Open Mind 14 April 2017:I want to start by just saying how much fun I had with this book! It evoked the Australian bush landscape in such a way that made me feel nostalgic for home, even though I have no intention of ever moving back to my tiny rural home town. The characters were all vibrant and both the love story and the adventure story held my interested the whole way through.After the death of his father, Jim Craig is told he must earn his right [...]

    4. One of my favorite series growing up was Elyne Mitchell's Silver Brumby books. No author would have been a better choice to turn the screenplay of The Man From Snowy River into a novel. She's a master of drama and characters, and knows and loves horses. I'm so delighted I made time to read this and now I want to find copies of the Silver Brumby books.

    5. Read this story over and over, until the pages came apart. Great book, with the real feel of Australia.

    6. I thought this was the original poem when I picked it up. Although it is just like the movie, it still a fun read and a classic story.

    7. My favorite movie, and this book does it justice. I defiantly suggest reading it and watching the movie. You could also read the poem it's all based on.

    8. This book, and the movie made from it, remains one of my favourite books (and movies!). I first read it as a teenager, 20-odd years ago, and every few years I read it again. I just can't get enough!I love the Australian High Country, I love the outback, the 'olden days', the horses and the dynamic of this story. I fell in love with Jim Craig years ago, and am still in love with him today.Jessica is impetuous, spirited, loyal and strong, and she is the perfect match for Jim. I think I've read ev [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this book. The author takes readers to a beautiful setting with a story of love, life and hardship that makes readers want to slow down and savor every moment. I love the twists and turns as readers learn about the past and its effect on the present. Well done.

    10. The book based on the film based on the poem. :D It's only a short book but this was really well written. The author obviously knows a lot about horses, Australian flora and fauna, and snowy mountain life in the 1890s.

    11. The poem really came alive in this quick and superb novel! I loved how we got to meet Paterson!A must read for everyone.

    12. I wish I'd read it earlier, I love the story, now I want ot see the movies, I ordered them in with my library.

    13. I grew up reading about the Snowy Mountains, brumbies and the bush thanks to Elyne Mitchell. Classic read, so inherently bush patriotic!

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