|Tybee Days: One Hundred Years on Georgia's Playground Island & Sand Between Our Toes: The Tybee Island Photo Album
By Ellen Lyle Taber and Polly Wylly Cooper
About the Book
Old Tybee has returned! Endorsed by author Pat Conroy, two nostalgic books about Tybee Island, Georgia, a cultural history and a photo journal, cover a century of life on Georgia's "playground island." Authors Ellen Lyle Taber and Polly Wylly Cooper have captured the carefree years of this children's paradise for readers who remember and those who yearn. Laden with pictures and stories,
Tybee Days: One Hundred Years on Georgia's Playground Island pays tribute to the families who visited, settled, and worked on the island from the 1860s to the 1960s, before the famous Tybrisa Pavilion burned. From steamboats to Prohibition to the Big Band era to the playful innocence of the '50s and '60s, Tybee Days chronicles the lives of Army, lighthouse, and island children and their adventures exploring the creeks and hammocks in leaky wooden bateaus. Interviews with hundreds of families recreate stories of Tybee that are meant to both entertain and educate.
Sand Between Our Toes: The Tybee Island Family Photo Album spills over with hundred of photos from private collections. Captions and anecdotes, true-life wit and witticisms introduce the locals and the famous, including Ted Turner, Johnny Mercer, and General Dwight Eisenhower. Chronicled by Polly Wylly Cooper and Ellen Lyle Taber, Sand Between Our Toes covers decades from the early 1900s to the present day. Every page reminds the reader that though times may change, the magic of Tybee remains a thrilling adventure for its children.
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