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About the Book Series

The children's picture book, Joy and the Far Away Land.

Just released! Purchase autographed copy.

Joy and the Far Away Land is based on a true story that happened many years ago. Joy was invited to perform in a play in the Soviet Union called Peace Child, before the end of the Cold War. The book is based on her beautiful journey of peace and hope for all of the children across the world.

The book is part of the My Home Library with the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, that gives books to economically disadvantaged school children. 

On her own, Joy has also been going into elementary schools reaching thousands of students and donating her books to teachers and school libraries.


The latest book in her series, Joy Goes to Mexico, is an adventure where she makes friends with a boy named Jose and his dog Coco! The book shares the beauty of the culture and contains a Glossary of Spanish words too. 
















The next books in the series will be Joy Goes to Paris and Joy Goes to Egypt coming out soon!


All the books are based from Joy's real life adventures in different countries.

"Got this book as a gift and she LOVES it. It’s her absolute favorite, and she loves a lot of books so that is really saying something. Bright colors and fun visuals for kids (all the favorites including balloons, lady bugs, rainbows, parties and more). I highly recommend this book for kiddos of any age." - Chelsea Beauchamp

"Joy has such a strong commitment to make a difference for children. She knows that the future state of world peace will be dependent upon our children and what we teach them. This book exemplifies the joy (pun absolutely intended) she wants to share with everyone. Enjoy the moments you get to spend in Joy’s world." - Shannon Sinclair

"This book is brilliant and playful for all audiences. The message is so important and powerful. Simply through a child’s adventures you see how truly easy it can can be to love and accept those different from you. A sweet story with adorable illustrations. Both my kids loved it and it was a classroom favorite!" - Tracie Armand-Bauer


"Joy and the Far Away Land" offers an explosion of color with a very powerful, yet simple message. If we could remember to look through the eyes of a child the world would be a safer place to live and play. Joy went beyond the words and illustrated her story herself. I sent this book to the next generation of grand nieces and nephews. They enjoyed this easy to read message wrapped in vivid illustrations." - Joseph R. Petrie

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