Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Open Road Integrated Media, 2013.
ISBN: 9781480457072
1480457078
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth

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Lego15
Mar 23, 2016

I love this book! So funny!!

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caesull
Apr 27, 2014

This book is absolutely hilarious; especially if you listen to the audiobook, which I recommend. The narrator has the perfect voices for the characters. So, listen to the audiobook.
hmm, hadn't realized I made a comment earlier.

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MADKC4Ever
Apr 26, 2014

First off, do NOT expect this book to be the same as the 2003 movie with Steve Martin. This was a book originally written in the 1940's, hardly anything will be the same. That said, it's such a fun book about growing up in a not so average family. If you're younger, you're not going to know about some of the things they talk about, such as teddies. I had to look a lot of phrases and things up. But I still loved it a lot, and everybody should read it in their lifetime, as it's a classic. Some parts you won't believe actually happened, but they all did, and it happened out of love. Fantastic book, love love love!

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maddycpierce
Dec 20, 2013

My all-time favourite book.

_hollister_ Jul 30, 2012

this book was really good but pretty much nothing at all like the movie

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caesull
Oct 12, 2011

one of the most awesome, sweetest, saddest books i have ever read." 6 and 9/10 inches, daddy!"

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jaycar94
May 22, 2011

Some coarse language.

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TONIMOMMY
Oct 22, 2010

BIBLIOGRAPHIC PLUS ENJOYMENT

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TONIMOMMY
Oct 22, 2010

BIBLIOGRAPHIC PLUS ENJOYMENT

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ThePistachioKing
Jul 20, 2016

ThePistachioKing thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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MADKC4Ever
Apr 26, 2014

MADKC4Ever thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Sep 22, 2008

the sequel is called Belles on Their Toes - with Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Edward Arnold, Hoagy Carmichael, Barbara Bates, Robert Arthur, Verna Felton.

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MADKC4Ever
Apr 26, 2014

"Then, [Dad] would get Martha out of the crib and bring her into the living room. "And this," he'd say, "is the latest model. Complete with all of the improvements. And don't think that's all; were expecting the 1911 model some time next month."

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