Harper Academic

Cheaper by the Dozen

by Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

On Sale: 08/27/2019

Price: $15.99

Cheaper by the Dozen

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Cheaper by the Dozen

by Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

On Sale: 08/27/2019

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Price: $15.99

About the Book

One of the best-loved American memoirs of an oversized family and the parents who held them together.

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, this memoir is a delightfully enduring story of family life at the turn of the 20th century.

Critical Praise

“Gay and lighthearted...One of the most amusing books.” - Chicago Sun-Times

“Always entertaining, occasionally hilarious, occasionally touching.... Sound Americana.” - Saturday Review of Literature

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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060084608
  • ISBN 10: 006008460X
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 08/27/2019
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.505 in (d)
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family