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Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780060084608
ISBN10: 006008460x
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A dozen freckle-faced kids under one roof. Imagine the hijinks. Well, in the Gilbreth house, day-to-day life is hilarious. Dad is an efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory, and thinks that any endeavor he undertakes will be a success. Mother is there, too, as Dad's partner in everything but discipline. Along the way, they survive such escapades as leaving Frank Jr. in a restaurant, Dad's mistakenly spanking a neighbor's kid, thinking he was one of his own, and a first date with Dad in the backseat. Millions of readers have laughed along with the Gilbreth family, and this new edition should introduce the family to a new generation of readers.

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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 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.

About the Author

Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. was born in 1911 in Plainfield, New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Michigan. He became a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received a Bronze Star and Air Medal. In 1947, he joined the staff of what is now the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. A columnist and reporter, he authored and coauthored several books, including Belles on Their Toes (with Ernestine Gilbreth Carey), How to Be a Father, and Time Out for Happiness. In 1950, he was corecipient (with his sister) of the French International Humor Award for Cheaper by the Dozen. He died in 2001.

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey was born in 1908 in New York City and graduated as an English major from Smith College. In 1930, soon after graduation, she began fourteen years of New York City department store buying and management. Meanwhile, she married and had two children. A writer and lecturer, she has authored and coauthored seven books, including Belles on Their Toes (with Frank Gilbreth Jr.), Jumping jupiter, Rings Around Us, and Giddy Moment. In 1950 she was corecipient (with her brother) of the French International Humor Award for Cheaper by the Dozen. She lives in Reedley, California.

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kauyyek, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by kauyyek)
My tween daughter and I have a nightly reading ritual. Usually, we pick fantasy series, but recently I thought it would be good to broaden her horizons with a classic. We had Cheaper By the Dozen on our shelves, so I showed it to her. She wasn't enthusiastic about it, but I asked her to just try listening to a couple of chapters and if she didn't like it, she could choose another book. Needless to say, she loved it! I'm glad that we used it for reading aloud because while her reading level is very high, there are some very old-fashioned words and concepts that she didn't "get" and we were able to talk about them, e.g. mumbly peg.
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ved.manerikar, August 17, 2008 (view all comments by ved.manerikar)
Cheaper by the Dozen is easily among the Top 5 books I have ever read. I received it as a gift when I was 12-13 years old, and have read it countless times since. Each time I have split my sides laughing, and each time this book has left me with a feeling of deep contentment. I recommend it to everyone who loves a good story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060084608
Author:
Gilbreth, Frank B., Jr.
Author:
Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth
Author:
Gilbreth, Frank B., Jr.
Author:
by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Topic - Family
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Industrial engineers.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker
Subject:
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller
Subject:
Topic - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20020528
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.14x5.30x.52 in. .37 lbs.

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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 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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