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Gilbreth, Frank B.
New York : Perennial Classics, 2002.
ISBN 006008460X

2 booktalks

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Booktalk #1

If you saw the movie, it ain't nothin like the book!!! " Cheaper by the Dozen" was alot different than the movie , although they did have some similarities. Such as in both the family had  twelve children. Unlike in the movie, the parents in the book were motion study fanatics. In the movie, the dad was a foofball coach and the mother was a stay-at-home-mom-turned author.In both the familly had problems they needed to sort out. To find out what sort of problems, read the book.  (Nadia Smith,,  Hertford County Middle School Library)

Booktalk #2

This book is about a family of twelve kids who are organized by a militaristic father who believes that a family can be run just like a factory or the army. He organizes the family so it moves swiftly and efficiently. The kids are very polite whenever company is over, but it is chaos that rules when they have no company over. The family runs smoothly until there father dies of a heart attack. Then the mother takes control over the family and governs more strictly than she normally had. This is a good book for those people who like a bit of comedy mixed in with their nonfiction.  (Thomas H. Grimes,,  HCMS Library)

SUBJECTS:     Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924.
                        Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972.
                        Industrial engineers -- Biography.


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