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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. The true story of an amazing American family. Illustrations are described by the scanner.
This is the true story of the Gilbreth family. It is often humorous, sometimes tender, always poignant. Frank and Lillian Gilbreth changed the way many jobs were done. They balanced professional careers with raising twelve children--six boys and six girls--long before it was the norm. This edition contains the entire text of the original edition, and teens and adults will find this book to be delightful and entertaining.
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