Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Cheaper by the Dozen

...was one of my favorite books as a kid. I read it over and over again, especially during summer vacations at my grandparents' house. I think that book, along with its sequel Belles on their Toes, a collected Louisa May Alcott, and a collected Mark Twain, made up the "appropriate for kids" library in the old farmhouse we used to move into for the month of August. So I was saddened to learn today that Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, co-author of the books and daughter of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, had died last week.

Don't watch the movie(s). Read the book.

(first seen over at Fuse 8)


  1. A favorite book of mine, too. It always struck me that the real hero was Lilian Gilbreth...

  2. And I still use Frank Gilbreth's suggestions on how to take a quick and thorough shower.... Start at the top and work down!