Nicolas, Age 9, Factory Worker
Nicolas misses the sun. He work from sun up to sun down everyday and dreams of days off. Days that he can frolic in the countryside and play with all the little animals that would live there. He dreams of getting away from the filth of the city and living on farm where the air is clean and he can breath.
Nicolas also dreams of finding a family that will love him and take care of him. (His real family left him at an orphanage when he was a baby.)
Will anyone ever take him away from his long working days at the factory? Will he have lots of brothers and sisters and animals to play with? A loving father and mother? Maybe someone will see him and take a chance on this lovely little boy before it's to late and all his dreams are gone...
The original illustration was created by me (Debra Styer) with watercolor and gouache.