Wednesday, October 27, 2021

HISTORY FOR KIDS: Sanibel Island



By Coastal Breeze News Staff 

Just in time for the winter season and holiday giving, here’s a history of Sanibel for kids. “The Story of Sanibel Island; A History for Younger Readers” is a new publication from local historian Marya Repko.

The little paperback book tells about the pioneers on this special island, the growth of tourism, “Ding” Darling’s effort to save the land for wildlife, the building of the Causeway and the founding of the City. One adult reviewer said, “this was the first comprehensive history of the island that I have read. I enjoyed it.”

“The Story of Sanibel Island” is a simplified version of the author’s adult book “A Brief History of Sanibel Island” (which is in its second printing). Repko has also published brief local history books about the Everglades City area, Fakahatchee, Deaconess Harriet Bedell, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

The “Story of Sanibel Island” has a handy timeline, some suggestions for further reading and visits, plus numerous historic photos. It is available at $7.00 per copy at local outlets and from where you can order online with a credit or debit card. For info, phone Marya at (239) 695-2905.

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