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Cheaper by the Dozen - Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Cheaper by the Dozen
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What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and... show more
What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults alike laugh along with the Gilbreths in Cheaper by the Dozen. Translated into more than fifty-three languages and made into a classic film starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy, Cheaper by the Dozen is a delightfully enduring story of family life at the turn of the 20th century.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060084608 (006008460X)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Cheaper by the Dozen (#1)
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Bruce's Reads
Bruce's Reads rated it
4.0 Cheaper by the Dozen
This was a delightful book, for readers of all ages. It's filled with family tidbits from the early 1920's. The writing style is from a narrative point of view, describing the lives of the family through one of the sons. There are many parts where the father strongly reminds me of J. Jonah Jameson f...
Cat's Books: Romance
Cat's Books: Romance rated it
5.0 Cheaper by Dozen Review
What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults a...
HannahReads
HannahReads rated it
5.0 Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics)
This is the book that made me wish I had more siblings! Such a great family, and such a great story. The best part is that it's all true! A more loving, happy-go-lucky family you will never find.
Pink Whiskey Reads
Pink Whiskey Reads rated it
4.0 Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics)
Nice little back story to Cinder.
One Page at a Time
One Page at a Time rated it
5.0
This is one of my favorite books from childhood. I grew up loving the Gilbreths, and then had a man who worshipped at the same altar as my major professor in college. Every time I re-read the book now, I think not only of happy childhood memories, but of happy college memories as well.As for the b...
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