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Belles on Their Toes
Belles on Their Toes
Author: Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Life is very different now in the rambling  Gilbreth house. When the youngest was two and the oldest  eighteen, Dad died and Mother bravely took over  his business. Now, to keep the family together,  everyone has to pitch in and pinch pennies. The  resourceful clan rises to every crisis with a ma...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553256055
ISBN-10: 055325605X
Publication Date: 3/1/1984
Pages: 240
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4.1 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Starfire
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This memoir picks up where Cheaper By the Dozen left off. It is Lillian coping with the death of her husband and carrying on both the family tradition and the business. The same whimsical attitude prevails throughout as they cope with growth and maturation and ultimately with success. It is a heartwarming memoir that must be read contiguously with Cheaper By the Dozen. Both are books that I now wish that I had read in high school, or at least after taking a college courses in motion and time study. And I certainly should have read them while teaching college courses in management, as I used the Gilbreths books on motion study as references in the curriculum.
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I've always loved the book, "Cheaper By the Dozen", but I didn't know there was a sequel until I ran across the movie version on TV a year or so ago. Now I wish I had known about it before, as this book picked up right where CBtD left off, and continues the story of the Gilbreth family after their father dies.
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A great family classic! Loved it! So better than the movie!
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The continued adventures and misadventures of the Cheaper by the Dozen family. Life is very different now in the rambling Gilbreth house. When the yougest was two and the oldest eighteen, Dad died and Mother bravely took over his business. Now, to keep the family together, everyone has to pitch in and pinch pennies. The resourceful clan rises to every crisis with a marvelous sense of fun--whether it's battling chicken pox, giving the boot to an unwelcome boyfriend, or even meeting the President. And the few distasteful things they can't overcome--like castor oil--they swallow with good humor and good grace.
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Life is very different now in the rambling Gilbreth house.When the youngest was two and the oldest eighteen, Dad died and Mother bravely took over his business. Now, to keep the family together, everyone has to pitch in and pinch pennies. The resourceful clan rises to every crisis with a marvelous sense of fun -- whether it's battling chicken pox, giving the boot to an unwelcome boyfriend, or even meeting the President. And the few distasteful things they can't overcome -- like castor oil -- they swallow with good humor and good grace. Belles on Their Toes is a warm, wonderful, and entertaining sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen.
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true story
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Life is now different in the rambling Gilbreath house. . . A wonderful sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen.
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a great sequel!

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