One Person Can Make a Difference
In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal.
Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children who would challenge and reward him in a way that he had never imagined. When Conor learned the unthinkable truth about their situation, he was stunned: The children were not orphans at all. Child traffickers were promising families in remote villages to protect their children from the civil war--for a huge fee--by taking them to safety. They would then abandon the children far from home, in the chaos of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.
For Conor, what began as a footloose adventure becomes a commitment to reunite the children he had grown to love with their families, but this would be no small task. He would risk his life on a journey through the legendary mountains of Nepal, facing the dangers of a bloody civil war and a debilitating injury. Waiting for Conor back in Kathmandu, and hopeful he would make it out before being trapped in by snow, was the woman who would eventually become his wife and share his life's work.
Little Princes is a true story of families and children, and what one person is capable of when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. At turns tragic, joyful, and hilarious, Little Princes is a testament to the power of faith and the ability of love to carry us beyond our wildest expectations.
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1 . Little Princes
Posted July 12, 2013 by Shu , KansasThis was not so sad a story as the reviews would make a person believe. Mr Grennan was still a good man for what he did to help. He worked very hard to help the children of the traffickers. He did much good in Nepal. He is an admirable man.
2 . Little Princes
Posted July 08, 2013 by Sandra , JacksonvilleMy husband flipped through the pages like a man possessed to reach the end. He loved this book like nothing else. I think it was too hyped up for me. It was a good book but not as exciting as I expected.
3 . enlightening
Posted July 06, 2013 by Peng , HomesteadThis was an enlightening book on the corruption in Nepal. Child trafficking is terribly real and Conor Grennan didnât just say âthis is terribleâ and walk away. A great story of courage.
4 . Little Princes
Posted July 05, 2013 by Emma , HendersonConor Grennan's three months at the Little Princes Children's Home was deeply touching and disturbing. You'd be a hard heart not to shed a tear for these children's sad lot in life.
January 25, 2011
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