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, Cheaper by the Dozen is a delightfully enduring story of family life at the turn of the 20th century.
“Gay and lighthearted...One of the most amusing books.” -The Chicago Sun-Times
“Always entertaining, occasionally hilarious, occasionally touching....Sound Americana.” -Saturday Review of Literature
"Instructive, funny, and very readable." -School Library Journal