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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The bestselling book was later adapted into a feature film by Twentieth Century Fox in and followed up by the sequel, Belles on Their Toeswhich was adapted as a film. Playing for the Ashes. Love for Imperfect Things. How amazing it was to hear of the little ones shouting out answers to the multiplication problems they had learned at the dinner table. Gilbreth is pretty neat We are experiencing gilnreth difficulties.

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. When things went wrong at dinner, she sometimes burst into tears and had to leave the table.

The substantial estate left by her husband was managed by her husband’s family. Open Preview See a Problem? I have not seen the Steve Doezn one. His mother had been a schoolteacher. 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.


He made the experience so real! I also like the sequel, “Belles on their Toes” which was also made into a movie.

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.

In real life, the Gilbreths’ second eldest child, Mary, died of diphtheria gklbreth age five. Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! I loved it from start to finish. He and Lillian founded a management consulting firm, Gilbreth, Inc. Lovely tale of a huge family with great parents who were masters of economy at home and on the job, both were efficiency experts.

I loved that he had the older children bond to chsaper youngest ones.

Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr.

If you get a chance to read it, this book is hilarious. Frank, the father, tries to streamline everything his family does, creating elaborate systems in order to wrangle his many children and keep the household running smoothly. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I thought it was great that he was caught cooing to the baby in the middle of the night. The first, instarred Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy. Books by Frank B. I can’t imagine having twelve kids though. For their summer vacations on Nantucket, they had to buy not one but two lighthouses to fit everyone. Nevertheless, there was more than enough love and humor to go around.

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After the marriage the decisions were made by Dad. While we do things a little differently in our home, we can definitely learn much from this family as we strive to give our children the best opportunities in learning and the best education that we possibly can. And she stays calm and kind no matter what her kids do, while also setting firm boundaries.


It was Dad who suggested having a dozen children, and that bt of them become efficiency experts. If it’s not true that most diligent people who do good and fulfill duties are happy, it probably is true that any happy person is diligent, does good works and fulfills duties.

Cheaper By the Dozen

After his father’s death his mother moved the family to Andover, Massachusetts to find better schools for her children. I believe it influenced my decision to avoid having a large family. I loved that he did not go down without a fight and without using every minute to the fullest with the children he loved so much.

Charles Perry McCormick Lillian outlived him by 48 years. I am currently rereading this book, and I still agree with the 5 stars I ths it earlier.

I’m not certain if I have read this before or not. Harold Chsaper Maynard The dad isn’t idealized; he has his faults, but he also has his strengths. I thought it was wonderfully written and it made me laugh out loud several times.

She made public speeches, but she dreaded them. Cheaper by the Dozen Belles on Their Toes.

Gilbreth died of a heart attack on June 14,at age Retrieved from ” https: Army during World War I. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.