Spic-and-Span!

Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen

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Pub Date 05 Aug 2014 | Archive Date 09 Sep 2014

Description

Born into a life of privilege in 1878, Lillian Moller Gilbreth put her pampered life aside for one of adventure and challenge. She and her husband, Frank, became efficiency experts by studying the actions of factory workers. They ran their home efficiently, too. When Frank suddenly died, Lillian was left to her own devices to raise their eleven children. Eventually, she was hired by the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company to improve kitchen design, which was only the beginning.
     Lillian Gilbreth was the subject of two movies (Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes), the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and the first female psychologist to have a U.S. postage stamp issued in her honor. A leading efficiency expert, she was also an industrial engineer, a psycologist, an author, a professor, and an inventor.

Born into a life of privilege in 1878, Lillian Moller Gilbreth put her pampered life aside for one of adventure and challenge. She and her husband, Frank, became efficiency experts by studying the...


Advance Praise

"In her Great Ideas series, Monica Kulling explores the accomplishments of popular and less well-known remarkable inventors. With each book, she tells an engaging story about her subject’s life, inspirations, and inventions. In the sixth book, Kulling gives us Lillian Gilbreth—industrial engineer and psychologist.... Kulling focuses on Gilbreth’s notable designs for the home.... Kulling describes how Gilbreth, with her understanding of household operations, invented other useful domestic items, such as the electric mixer, pedal-operated garbage can and ergonomic desk. The lively illustrations by David Parkins help to tell the story and offer illuminating details, from the antiquated cash-room at Macy’s department store to the look of a modern 1920s kitchen.... Spic-and-Span! is a thought-provoking and entertaining introduction to a fascinating inventor." - National Reading Campaign

"In her Great Ideas series, Monica Kulling explores the accomplishments of popular and less well-known remarkable inventors. With each book, she tells an engaging story about her subject’s life...


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