1. Cheaper by the Dozen

    Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

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    The classic American memoir of twelve kids, two parents, and a world of laughter and love
    Translated 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.
  2. Pub Date
    11/05/2013
    Publisher
    Open Road Integrated Media
    ISBN13
    9781480457072
    Format
    Ebook

Editorial Reviews

  • “Always entertaining, occasionally hilarious, occasionally touching . . . sound Americana.” —The Saturday Review of Literature

  • “Gay and light-hearted . . . One of the most amusing books.” —Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Instructive, funny, and very readable.” —School Library Journal

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About the authors

Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.

Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. (1911–2001) served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy during World War II, earning the Bronze Star and Air Medal for his valor in the campaigns in the South Pacific. After the war, he worked for the Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, as a columnist and reporter. His books include How to Be a Father and Time Out for Happiness, and the classics Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes, both coauthored with his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (1908–2006) graduated from Smith College with an English degree, and worked for fourteen years as a department store buyer and manager. She wrote or coauthored five books, including two with her brother Frank, as well as Jumping Jupiter, Rings Around Us, and Giddy Moment.