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A yearling ©Author Adventures

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the author of The Yearling, lovingly wrote one of the most detailed descriptions of rural Florida life ever published, which is probably why the book became a classic. It is a lengthy eloquent story that concludes with an unforgettable ending.

For more information about the author, click here: authenticflorida.com. Read about the house and location here: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic Park.

You can visit the state park named for her in Cross Creek (see exploresouthernhistory.com/rawlings.html) and check out the YouTube video.

This is the first stop on Florida Author Adventures Trail #1!

Patricia Smart