Cheaper by the Dozen

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No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First, there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory. And there's Mother, his partner in everything except discipline. How they all survive such escapades as forgetting Frank, Jr., in a roadside restaurant or going on a first date with Dad in the backseat or having their tonsils removed en masse will keep you in stitches. You can be sure they're not only cheaper, they're funnier by the dozen.

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User Review  - PattyHoward - LibraryThing

For students who enjoy historical, realistic fiction, it doesn't get much better (or funnier) than Cheaper by the Dozen. This is the true story of a family of twleve children, run by scientific ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

I have some very fond memories of reading this book about a decade ago in the seventh grade. At the time I found it to be hilarious and a large part of me longed for a family with so many siblings. It ... Read full review


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About the author (1948)

Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey are two of the now famous Gilbreth dozen. Frank, Jr., is deceased.

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