Books: Let's Have Twelve

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (237 pp.)—Frank B. Gllbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey—Crowell ($3).

There was not much in Cheaper by the Dozen to excite the critics when it appeared last January. It was just a story about a father with twelve children, written by two of his children a quarter-century after his death. Last week it was riding at the top of U.S. bestseller lists.

Like father Day in Life With Father, Dad Gilbreth pretty much ran things his way; but there most of the resemblance ended. Whenever Dad Gilbreth, returning from a trip, turned in at the sidewalk of his Montclair,...

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