September 15: Kirk Munroe
On this date in 1850, Kirk Munroe was born. Munroe was an outdoorsman who wrote adventure books for children.
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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.
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.