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. Count ’em–a dozen carrot topped, freckle-faced kids. Dad, a jovial optimist, successful inventor and efficiency expert is fond of doing his work. Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics) [Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of the.

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And I might as well just tell you right now that it’s also not about a mediocre family.

Cheaper by the Dozen

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. This is a true gem of a book. It’s a semi- factual account of the Gilbreth family, growing up in the early s.

Refresh and try again. When Frank passed away inLillian continued his work.

Y’know, it’s interesting growing up in a town ofwith a mother who didn’t buy many books because, after all, we did have a free library.

The father spanks the kids and his temper is not hidden.

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Read this book to meet the father doxen the rest of the Gilbreth family. I loved when they all jumped off the ship and swam to shore leaving him behind and only then realizing that he could sail that ship all on his own, but instead had made it a learning experience for them. Frank Henry Neely Family values, sibling gi,brethmutual respect and love are in Absolutely hilarious book!


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Renton Widden, Gilbreth’s old Cjeaper School teacher, hired him for his building company. This book was much more than a cute story about a large family. It was Dad who suggested having a dozen children, and that both of them become efficiency experts.

See all 3 questions about Cheaper by the Dozen…. Henry Wallace Clark Views Read Edit View history. While this may have increased the wealth of the owners, and, over time, provided a steady wage for some industrial workers, a fairly decent critique of Taylorism, and in particular management’s treatment of workers as replaceable cogs in a well-oiled machine, rather than human beings with inherent capabilities and imagination, yb be gilgreth in Harry Braverman’s Labor and Monopoly Capital.

It’s worth grabbing on sale if you like humorous, nostalgic memoirs.

The substantial estate left by her husband was managed by her husband’s family. We Welcome Your Feedback. The advent of cars and adolescents being able to go out in them on dates also started about this time, which I don’t think is a coincidence. 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.


I re-read this book for the third time last night, it’s been a few years since I last read it, and I was reminded of how much I enjoy it.

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He took night school classes to learn mechanical drawing. I really enjoyed this cute and funny look at a family of 12 kids in the s. For other uses, see Cheaper by the Dozen disambiguation. Also, in my initial review I was unintentionally unfair to Lillian Gilbreth, the mother xheaper the family; she was a distinguished scientist in her own right, and has been honored by the Smithsonian Institution and was featured on a U.

John Milton Gilhreth The title comes from one of Frank Sr. I am currently rereading this book, and I still agree with the 5 stars I gave it earlier. A family with twelve kids! While the negative is not emphasized neither is it totally ignored. Yup, still as delightful as it was when I was a kid. I have not seen the Steve Martin one. And when the s hit, Frank had the challenge of multiple daughters trying on flapper identities all at once.

Goodness, I loved this book when I was a young teen, and I read it more times than I can count.