Cheaper by the Dozen
The classic American memoir of twelve kids, two parents, and a world of laughter and loveTranslated into more than fifty languages and adapted into two classic motion pictures, Cheaper by the Dozen is the unforgettable story of the Gilbreth clan as told by two of its members. In this endearing,... show more
The classic American memoir of twelve kids, two parents, and a world of laughter and loveTranslated into more than fifty languages and adapted into two classic motion pictures, Cheaper by the Dozen is the unforgettable story of the Gilbreth clan as told by two of its members. In this endearing, amusing memoir, siblings Frank Jr. and Ernestine capture the hilarity and heart of growing up in an oversized family.Mother and Dad are world-renowned efficiency experts, helping factories fine-tune their assembly lines for maximum output at minimum cost. At home, the Gilbreths themselves have cranked out twelve kids, and Dad is out to prove that efficiency principles can apply to family as well as the workplace. The heartwarming and comic stories of the jumbo-sized Gilbreth clan have delighted generations of readers, and will keep you and yours laughing for years.This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the authors’ estates.
Publish date: November 5th 2013
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 207
Edition language: English
Series: Cheaper by the Dozen (#1)
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...
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...
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.
Nice little back story to Cinder.
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...