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Spic and Span

Written By: Monica Kulling
Illustrated By: David Parkins


Spic and Span: Lillian Gilbreth’s wonder kitchen

Summary: 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.

Rating: 3 ***

This is an interesting story about a female pioneer inventor and some of the inventions she made.

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