Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.Adapted into two classic motion pictures, this bestselling memoir is the unforgettable story of two parents, twelve kids, and a world of laughter and love.
Translated into more than fifty languages, 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-size Gilbreth clan have delighted generations of readers, and will keep you and yours laughing for years.
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. Booklist Frank B. Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Cheaper by the Dozen The Gilbreth Family is mad up of Dad, a famous efficiency expert who thinks that a household can be run just like a factory.
Here's my old copy of Cheaper by the Dozen right here. The bright orange binding is worn through to the cardboard, there are grape juice stains all through Chapter 3, and a couple of pages are stuck together with what still, incredibly, smells like peanut butter. God, I loved that book. I read it over and over again as pure escapism. I was an only child curled up at the end of the sofa, imagining what it would be like to have 11 brothers and sisters. Cheaper by the Dozen was a best-seller in the s, and inspired a movie starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy as Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, who raised 12 kids with ingenuity and precision.
As a result, when I picked up the book Cheaper By The Dozen by Frank Gilbreth, Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, I was particularly eager to.
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These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. The autobiographical book details the eventful life of Lillian Moller Gilbreth and Frank Bunker Gilbreth, as well as their twelve children. Frank and Lillian are both accomplished workers in their field — Frank is an industrial engineer and Lillian is a psychologist. Due to their jobs, they often try to find ways to achieve things in the most efficient manner, including looking after their children. As the children grow they are taught different mannerisms than normal children are.
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