Clark, Hattie Mae.
IT HAPPENED AT A HANGING
Brookfield, CT : Millbrook
IL 5-8, RL 5.7
knows that his family and friends think this is just a passing phase.
After all, what future is there in art? His father wants him to become
a lawyer. His girlfriend can't believe he quit gymnastics to have more
time for art. As Jason stares at the Bruegel painting in the art
museum, something odd begins to happen. Everything goes blurry except
the painting. Before he knows what is happening, Jason finds himself
inside the painting. Well, at least in 16th century Flanders.
The children in the playground aren't all that friendly and Jason must
think fast to keep from being pummeled. He tells the children he
is a tumbler and they all head off to the fair. The main attraction
is a hanging. Two men and one girl are set to be hanged. Jason
watches in horror as one man after the other is hanged. When the
time comes for the girl to be hanged, Jason does what he has to to save
her. He agrees to take her as his wife. Now, he's living in
a century he doesn't understand, in a place he doesn't know and married
to a beggar girl. What is to become of him?
Time travel -- Fiction.
Flanders -- Fiction.
Persecution -- Fiction.
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