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Belles on Their Toes Paperback – December 16, 2003
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This book begins three days after Cheaper by the Dozen leaves off, three days after the death of Dad. Belles on Their Toes talks about the struggles of a family trying to get back on their feet after such a terrible loss. Mother has to go away to Europe for 5 weeks, to make a name for herself, so Anne, the oldest of the children at age 18, is left in charge. Through chicken pox and hte cook being arrested, the family manages to stick together.
In an inspiring story about self sacrifices, and stepping up to fill the shoes of Dad, the Gilbreths pinch pennies to keep the family from splitting up. A rare mix of inspiration and humor, Belles on Their Toes is a must-read for everyone!
The story continues after the father died. The mother is now the soul supporter of her family. There is a graet saying in the book that says,"Mother wasn't afraid anymore because the worst had happend."
The mother carried on her husbands works. She held conferences and taught the scince of time saving. She became a very strong woman.
It was a long hard haul but ahe successfully continued her husbands work. The children successfully ran the household.
This story is humorus and very touching. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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I read this as a teen and its still as fun to read as it was then... 40 years later!Published 12 days ago by Virginia Mae Agee
My daughter could not put this book down. She stayed up late and laughed out loud while she read it.Published 1 month ago by Erin C. Steenwyk
Not as good as the first, Cheaper by the dozen, but still great.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen. Such a fun read. Old fashioned but in a good way.Published 3 months ago by T. L. Weitze
This selled takes care of his clients; I would definately purchase again.Published 4 months ago by Mavericksf
My husband read this book to me while traveling (I drove). We did the same with the first book, "Cheaper by the Dozen." Both books are absolute MUST-READs!Published 4 months ago by Sharon O in TX
Another book read and fell in love with years ago. Had it in paperback which deteriorated so am thrilled to have it in hardcover finally. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary Jo Wood
Thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to "Cheaper by the Dozen". Nice to know how everyone turned out.Published 5 months ago by Kathleen H. Brown