Leap Year Day Knowledge Base
We've compiled a list of books that are either entirely Leap themed, or have somehow incorporated Leap Day into the story. Some of these books you can buy at amazon.com, so consider buying from the amazon carousel below, or ask your local book store or do a search online. If you can, get an extra copy to give to a school or library. They really need these books!
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Some things you just can't buy on Amazon -- these are books we know about that have a Leap Day theme, we leave it to the avid collectors to sleuth these books down:
Written in 1885, you may download a sample chapter for free.
by Margaret Anne Curtoiss
Find the entire book at amazon.com.
ROBBIE AND THE LEAP YEAR BLUES
Eleven-year-old Robbie tries to cope with a sudden deluge of
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
“When Frederic was yet a little boy, his nurse (Ruth) was told to apprentice him to become a pilot. She heard the word incorrectly and apprenticed him to a band of pirates, remaining with them herself as a maid-of-all-work. Although Frederic loathed the trade to which he had thus been bound, he dutifully served and, as the curtain rises, his indentures are almost up and her is preparing to leave the
His indentures were to run until his twenty-first birthday, and – as he was born on February 29 – he has really has as yet only five birthdays. Obeying the dictates of his strong sense of duty, he immediately rejoins the pirates.”
From the G. Schirmer, Inc. version of Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan.
PRC ID: 12895 Author: Cox, Robert & Robins, Jim (ill.) ISBN : 734406584 Publisher : Lothian, 2004
Annotation: Poor little Keith has a problem. Ever since he found his hop, he just can't stop. Keith's mother
takes him to see Dr Leapyear who decides to try hop-nosis. Will it work on Keith, and stop his hopping?
A math book from 1758 uses Leap Year in one of the math lessons.
ARITHMETICK IN whole & broken numbers