Little Princes

Little Princes

One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

eBook - 2010
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Describes how the author's three-month service as a volunteer at the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal became a commitment for advocacy and reform when he discovered that many of his young charges were victims rescued from human traffickers.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow & Co., c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062042439
Characteristics: 1 online resource (294 p., [16] p. of plates) : col. ill., map.


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Apr 11, 2016

Wonderful book, full of excitement and heart ache, a must read!

Feb 16, 2015

This piece of non-fiction reads like a novel. It offers suspense, humour and inspiration. It also deals with some tough issues. It was just a very enjoyable book to read.

Jan 04, 2015

To be honest I wrote this review back in January of this year. But I just found out recently this book will be the 2015 Common Reading Program book AGAIN! It's also more meaningful now after what happened in the earthquake recently in Nepal.I hope this book will provide the world the attention of the third world countries. Also give everyone the idea of how much we can do to make a difference in this world. Sometimes we underestimate the power of one. I admit, at one point I doubted that "one person" could make a difference but after the past few years, I take it back. One person can make a huge difference. You wouldn't believe that helping one person means a lot to that one person. We need these passionate individuals in this world to help make a difference. Conor Grennan is an amazing person! He is truly my role model. I hope I have the chance to meet him in person one day, I admire him for his braveness, passion, and aspiration to make a difference in other's life. I received this book recommendation from my campus as the Reading Program selection and I loved it. Conor Grennan prior to his adventure to the Kathmandu was an entirely different person compared to his afterward. He appealed to me as a rather carefree person before his adventure, after he seemed to have grown a lot, no longer a young adult but a mature adult who sees the world entirely different. I love how three months have changed him to decide that he would eventually come back to the Little Princes and decide to help the orphanages. It's inspiring story that one person can make a difference. It allows us as an outsider of a third world country to experience the world and know how fortunate we truly are and be graceful for our country. It also takes us to understand how we can help these fellows, and also how the world is not as perfect as it seems; simply because we live in a good country does not mean the rest of the world is the same. A beautiful story, my love for these children have grown throughout. I value their joy to use simple material to build toys and capture their own happiness. It surprised me of how things changed drastically as a result of one e-mail Grennan received. The amount of time and his life he devoted to helping these children was simply amazing. It was truly a worthwhile read. He not only gave up his life, but everything he had for these children, he risked his life to go find the lost seven and I was so happy to read a Happy Ending. My favourite story in 2015 so far. A must read.

ChristchurchLib Dec 09, 2013

"For three months, 29-year-old Irish-American Conor Grennan volunteered at the Little Princes Children's Home, south of Kathmandu, in war-torn Nepal. Eventually, he learned that the institution wasn't housing orphans like he'd thought. The young boys (and two girls) had families who loved them - but they'd been abandoned in the chaotic city by a lying child trafficker who had charged their rural parents huge sums of money to take them to a supposedly safe area where they would be taken care of. Appalled, Grennan set out to reunite the children who had captured his heart with their families. This inspiring debut by the likeable Grennan, who founded the non-profit charity Next Generation Nepal, may move you to both laughter and tears." Armchair Travel December 2013 newsletter

baretta Jul 07, 2013

Such a good read. Hopeful but does not gloss over the complexities facing the families or the volunteers involved. I especially love Conor's descriptions of the kids - funny and resilient. I've read this one more than once.

Nov 11, 2012

A really great, inspiring story! I highly recommend this read! I could hardly put the book down it was so great.

LeeMinHo07 Nov 04, 2012

Amaaazing book! I had to read it as a supplementary novel for grade 11 English and ahhhh I'm so glad I picked this one! This is the first book in ages that I wanted to buy the second I finished it! A recommended read, for sure!

Clio84 Nov 03, 2012

This is such a sweet and lovely book to read! I couldn't put it down. No big pretensions, just the story of a young American, his live changes after volunteering for 3 months in an orphanage in Nepal. There he gets a dream, to reunify orphans (who were trafficked) with his families. Not an easy task and how he overcomes the difficulties to do it.

Oct 06, 2012

I loved this book. It's funny, interesting, gentle, hopeful. Connor himself is self-deprecating and charming. It shows what one person who cares can do, even under really difficult circumstances. Highly recommended.

Jun 18, 2012

Just read it!

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