New ed., with illustrations by Calvert Smith.
Byrd "Birdie" Spilman Dewey (February 16, 1856 – April 1, 1942) was an American author, land investor, and co-founder of the Town of Boynton. She lived in Florida from 1881 until her death in 1942. Her best known work, Bruno, told the Dewey's story of early pioneering days in central Florida. The book remained in print for over twenty years, classified as juvenile literature – today it is classified as young adult literature. Mrs. Dewey was an important figure in pioneer South Florida history, adding philanthropy, and environmental conservation to her notable endeavors with her work in the Florida Audubon Society. In 2013, she was a finalist for the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.