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Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on their Toes are based on true stories. The Gilbreths are a real family who had twelve children and lived in Rhode Island and later, New Jersey.

Frank Gilbreth, father of the family, was a prominent building contractor in Boston and became a pioneer in the field of scientific management.

Lillian Gilbreth, mother of the family, earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Brown University. She worked with her husband to further their studies of scientific management and management engineering.

Cheaper & Belles are not the only books authored by the Gilbreth children. Other books include:

  • Time out for Happiness by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.

  • I'm a Lucky Guy by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.

  • Innside Nantucket by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.

  • Of Whales and Women: One Man's View of Nantucket History by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.

  • Loblolly by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.

  • He's My Boy by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.

  • How to be a Father by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.

  • Held's Angels by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and John Held, Jr.

  • Giddy Moment by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

  • Rings Around Us by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

The Gilbreth parents were also prolific writers. Some of their books include:

  • Living with our Children by Lillian Gilbreth

  • As I Remember: An Autobiography by Lillian Gilbreth

You can learn more about the Gilbreths at the Gilbreth Network On Line.

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