A fond father of twelve looks back on his years of optimum production and the bringing up of a brood which sometimes taxed...

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A fond father of twelve looks back on his years of optimum production and the bringing up of a brood which sometimes taxed their finances, but never their nerves, and produces a blithe and amazingly unburdened account. A columnist for the Philadelphia . Don Rose ranges casually over such familiar family questions as their nomenclature (Tryn, Leon, Roy, Muriel, Stanley, Sylvia, Jack, Marjorie, Frank, Kenneth, Donette and Donald), their animals, children's diseases which usually reached epidemic incidence, Christmas (at the least, 14 x 13 is 182 presents), the war and the postwar housing shortage which they temporarily solved with a glider, marriages- and an even fuller house with the next generation. Without the funnier effects of Cheaper by the Dozen (there are no theories, no eccentricities), this is pleasantly lenient and likeable.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1951