Little Princes

Little Princes

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

Book - 2010 | 1st ed. --
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"Funny, touching, tragic....A remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away land--and one man's extraordinary quest to reunite lost Nepalese children with their parents."
--Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Little Princes is the epic story of Conor Grennan's battle to save the lost children of Nepal and how he found himself in the process. Part Three Cups of Tea, part Into Thin Air, Grennan's remarkable memoir is at once gripping and inspirational, and it carries us deep into an exotic world that most readers know little about.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061930058
Characteristics: 294 p. : col. ill.


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debwalker Jan 25, 2011

The story of a 29-year-old's transformative experience volunteering in a Kathmandu orphanage.

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Sep 04, 2018

Everyone should read this book, it is amazing. The author is so funny in retelling his TRUE story of volunteering to work at an orphanage in Nepal. I was laughing out loud almost on every page. Your heart gets involved and you feel the struggles facing the children and the adults involved with protecting, teaching, loving, and re-uniting the children to their families. I felt like I was in Nepal!

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.

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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