Florida Adventure Books

Kirk Munroe wrote these three adventure books over a hundred years ago. They are all set in the wilds of Florida. We’ve added an additional short story, Alligator Hunting with Seminoles, just for good measure. Enjoy these free audiobooks and related resources from FCIT.

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The Flamingo Feather

In this adventure story, Rene De Veaux’s parents die, so Rene goes to live with his uncle, who happens to be setting out on an exploration of the new world. Audiobook and PDFs of each chapter available on the Lit2Go website.

Wakulla, A Story of Adventure in Florida

In this adventure story, Mark and Ruth’s parents sell their plantation and move to Florida. The children have many adventures in their new home state. Audiobook and PDFs of each chapter available on the Lit2Go website.

Canoemates: A Story of the Florida Reef and Everglades

Canoemates: A Story of the Florida Reef and Everglades is a story about young boys who cruise through the Florida Everglades in search of adventure in the late 1800s. Audiobook and PDFs of each chapter available from the Lit2Go website.

Alligator Hunting with Seminoles

This short article, written for a magazine in 1892, describes Munroe’s experience hunting alligators in the Everglades with two Seminole friends. Audiobook and PDF available on the Lit2Go Lit2Go website. Duration: 9 minutes, 29 seconds.

Jean Ribault Claims Florida for France

This two-page PDF Florida provides historical background information for the setting of the fictional novel, The Flamingo Feather. From the “Florida Then and Now” series on the Exploring Florida website.

Engravings of Native Peoples in Florida

These drawings from over 450 years ago show the Native Peoples mentioned in The Flamingo Feather and Fort Caroline. The “drawings” we study today are actually copies that a European engraver made for publication. Illustrations from the Exploring Florida website.

Fort Caroline

Over a hundred photos of the reconstructed Fort Caroline Fort Caroline will help you picture the setting for The Flamingo Feather. Photo gallery from the ClipPix ETC website.

VR from Center of Fort Caroline

Virtual reality from within the reconstructed Fort Caroline. From the ClipVR ETC website.

Map of French Huguenot Settlements

A map showing the settlement attempts by French Huguenots (Charles Fort and Fort Caroline) in relation to St. Augustine, from the Maps ETC website. The Flamingo Feather is set at Fort Caroline.

Everglades Photos

Over 1,400 photographs of the Florida Everglades from the ClipPix ETC website will help you picture the setting for both Canoemates and Alligator Hunting.

Map of Indian Hunting Grounds in South Florida, 1859

Map showing the extent of the “Indian Hunting Ground” in what is now Everglades National Park, from the Exploring Florida Maps website.

Monroe County Maps

Ninety historic maps of Monroe County (containing much of the Everglades) to use while reading Canoemates and Alligator Hunting. Maps from the Exploring Florida Maps website.

Wakulla County Maps

Over 70 historic maps of Wakulla County to use while reading Wakulla, A Story of Adventure in Florida. Maps from the Exploring Florida Maps website.