Runaway Orphans Find Love Outside Foster Care in New Book

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Author Lois Peterson Debuts with a Children’s Storybook Titled “Joey Loves His Sister”

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According to SOS Children’s Villages, “Approximately 25,000 children age out of America’s foster care system every year at age 18...” and “25 percent of these foster children will become homeless.” Understanding the predicament of orphans and abandoned children, and inspired by the stories her own mother made up and told her when she was a child, author Lois Peterson decided to publish her first children’s book that talks about this startling reality, titled Joey Loves His Sister.

Peterson’s new book talks about how people can come together and find love for each other. Set in Lakeview, N.Y., it tells the story of two orphans, Joey and Melissa, who need help and a loving family. After running away from the orphanage, they find a couple who learn to love them. The couple sees the good in Joey. They feel that he is an honest boy who takes responsibility seriously, and decide to welcome him and his sister into their lives.

A touching excerpt from a dialogue in Joey Loves His Sister:

“John!” bursts Susan. “What do we do? These are not our children. Can we pay the hospital bill?”

“Well, Sue,” says John, “It looks like we are elected to do so. These children need help. They have had a hard life and we have the means. It seems to me they were sent to us to help them. Let’s not worry about the costs. Let’s just do what we can. Besides, I kind of like that Joey. He seems to be a good boy and we know he is honest and loves his sister with all the love he can give. Imagine the responsibility he took upon himself. He’s quite a little man…”

True to life, heartwarming and encouraging, Joey Loves His Sister is a book that sheds light on the demise of orphans and abandoned children. It offers hope that such children deserve and are meant to find love in a family, as well as faith in God. It is also a book that educates young readers about child welfare. It leaves them with a good feeling and a sense of caring and empathy for the plight of other children around the world.

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About the Author
Lois Peterson is an 80-year-old author and a portrait artist. She now has a large family with a total of seven children, 24 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She feels people need more good stories for children. She has been a homemaker all her life, trying to teach her own children the right things and values. She has written three other children’s books that have not yet been published.

Joey Loves His Sister * by Lois Peterson
The Lord watches over you
Publication Date: July 12, 2013
Picture Book; $21.99; 40 pages; 978-1-4836-4690-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 40 pages; 978-1-4836-4691-6
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-4692-3

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