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by Conor Grennan

  • ISBN: 0007354177
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Author: Conor Grennan
  • Subcategory: Abuse
  • Other formats: txt lit lrf lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (February 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • FB2 size: 1815 kb
  • EPUB size: 1776 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 604
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One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal. A Note About Proceeds. A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to Next Generation Nepal.

One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal. What did matter was figuring out how we would get through the night. Part I. The little princes. November 2004-January 2005.

Home Conor Grennan Little Princes. This book exists because a group of children in Nepal welcomed me into their world. They were my wards, my friends, my translators, my teachers, and often my lone source of entertainment when I lived in Nepal. They remain, today, my brothers and sisters, and I will be forever indebted to them. I had first arrived at Little Princes when the children had a few days off from school. They returned to school only on Wednesday, four days later. That Wednesday will forever rank as one of the most peaceful days in my entire life.

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, and 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. One Person Can Make a Difference.

About to turn 30, Conor Grennan planned a year-long trip around the world. He started his trip with a three-month stint volunteering in the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal. What was supposed to be just a three-month experience changed Conor’s life, and the lives of countless others. While playing on the roof of the orphanage, Conor was approached by a woman who would turn out to be the mother of two of the wards. Over hours of conversations with her, Conor learned the truth about the kids he’d come to love

So as not to seem completely self-indulgent to his friends and family, Conor started his year-long trip around the world with a three-month stint volunteering in the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal.

So as not to seem completely self-indulgent to his friends and family, Conor started his year-long trip around the world with a three-month stint volunteering in the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal. What began as a cover story changed Conor's life, and the lives of countless others, forever. The turning point occurred during Conor's second stint as a volunteer with Little Princes. Over hours of conversations with her, Conor learned the truth.

Conor Grennan’s Little Princes is a remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away .

Conor Grennan’s Little Princes is 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). He does so by depicting the blossoming relationship between himself and the orphans at Little Princes.

Conor Grennan's Little Princes is a remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away . All Mothers Cry I read Little Princes and chose it as my book club's next book choice. I wanted others to enjoy it as I had. It has so much content worth discussing.

Conor Grennan's Little Princes is 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.

Connecticut, NY Times and International bestselling author, . .

Connecticut, NY Times and International bestselling author, Dean of Students tern, Founder of Next Generation Nepal, blessed with a family I adore.

So as not to seem completely self-indulgent to his friends and family, Conor started his year-long trip around the world with a three-month stint volunteering in the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal. What began as a cover story changed Conor's life, and the lives of countless others, forever. The turning point occurred during Conor's second stint as a volunteer with Little Princes. While playing on the roof of the orphanage, Conor was approached by a woman who would turn out to be the mother of two of the wards. Over hours of conversations with her, Conor learned the truth. Many of the little princes were not orphans but children that had been taken from their homes by child traffickers. In addition to losing two of her boys, this woman, while under the control of a human trafficker, was doing her best to keep seven other terrified kids alive. Conor's life changed in those moments, as he decided to commit himself to these unfortunates. After securing spots in an orphanage for all seven and arranging for an excellent local staff to run the Little Princes Orphanage, Conor escaped Nepal, one day before revolution erupted in Kathmandu. After arriving home, Conor received a devastating email reporting that the seven kids had disappeared, snatched once again by the same trafficker. Soon he was back in Kathmandu, riding through the chaotic streets on the back of a local's motorcycle, searching for his kids, seven needles in a corrupt haystack. And that is where Conor's story begins. Conor pledged to not only start a new orphanage for these seven but also to start an entire new programme dedicated to reuniting kids with their lost families in remote villages in the Nepalese hills. He lived under constant fear of retribution from the traffickers. He needed to return to the US by 22 December, both because that was the agreed-upon panic date on which friends would alert authorities if he didn't return, and because it was the date that the woman he'd fallen in love with over email would arrive at his door so they could, at long last, meet in person. Conor's tale is an epic thriller, and a love story, and is best told by Conor himself.
Reviews about Little Princes (7):
Alsanadar
The book is an easy read that engages the audience through the day to day interactions illustrated as well as the touching stories that Conor Grennan shares throughout the book. Looking back on the book, one word comes to mind, inspirational, because it exemplifies the power of the individual while maintaining a humble tone through Conor’s conversational narrative. The book describes Conor Grennan’s transition from a volunteer who went only to have stories to share with his friends and relatives at cocktail hour to a dedicated non-profit organization founder. He does so by depicting the blossoming relationship between himself and the orphans at Little Princes. It introduced the unaddressed issue of child trafficking in Nepal and the daily struggles that the Nepalese people face. He incorporates his personal relationship with his soon to be wife Liz to confide in. He sets out on a one-month trek to find the families of the orphans at Little Princes, and along the way, he finds his purpose.
Conor Grennan’s writing is laid back yet intrigues the reader through the facts and the seriousness of the issues that he addresses. His wit and humorous personality shows through his different relationships with the children and essentially being a first-time parent. This book leaves the reader with more knowledge of the family’s needs in foreign countries like Nepal and the need for the development of more non-profit organizations. This heartwarming book is one that you can share with the whole family because of the values that it teaches.
inform
As "Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal" begins, the author Conor Grennan is an adventure-loving young man planning a year-long trip around the world. However, to prove to friends and family that he isn't completely self-absorbed, he decides to volunteer for 2 months at an orphanage in Nepal. Something happens to the unsuspecting Conor there though. He becomes attached to the kids and the country, and they become his life calling.

This book is simultaneously delightful and serious (concerning child trafficking in Nepal). The personalities of the children are completely engaging, and their safety and well-being is always of top importance. The book simultaneously provides 4 things:
1. An examination of child trafficking in Nepal. Many of the children in the orphanages are victims of child trafficking. The book describes how and why these children are taken; what their life is like; and how they are recovered.
2. An examination of family reunification in Nepal. How do you find parents and families once separation has occurred? Nepal is a rugged country, and many of these children are from very isolated regions. Some are taken when they are very young and may have incomplete memories of their homes. Once families have been confirmed, what factors weigh for and against reunification? The author provides many insights in this area.
3. A cultural explanation. The book provides a wealth of information about Nepal, its customs, its geography, and its people.
4. A wonderful adventure story. The book features lots of adventure, both in the traditional sense and in terms of Conor's internal change. By the end, Conor has founded an orphanage in Nepal, reunified a number of children with their families, and formed a non-profit organization in the United States (Next Generation Nepal, nextgenerationnepal.com).

This book is completely engrossing. It discusses a serious topic--child trafficking in Nepal--with warmth, passion, humor, and joy. I highly recommend it.
Sha
This story happened and drew me in from the beginning. Children, exploited for gain, through the desire of loving families desire for ha better life for them, by evil men with the backdrop of a very rugged and poor Nepal. Conor, a man without many ties, but a desire to have adventure, but not seem irresponsible for spending so much to travel around the world,chooses to add a stop at an orphanage to spend part of his trip nobly caring for orphans. Unexpectedly, he falls in love with the kids and they with him. His life takes a different turn as what matters to him changes, what he wants from his life and his desire to make a difference compels him to take risks and make alliances to help the children.
Well-written and wonderful story you won’t want to put down!
Rolorel
This is another amazing book. At first Conor, the author, is sort of a happy go lucky guy but slowly he becomes more and more involved in the welfare of kids in Nepal. A lot takes place during the civil war (King vs. Maoists). Here the kids who are in orphanages do play but it is finding kids that have been kidnapped or traded and put into servitude by lying to poor parents that their kid will get a better education and a better life if they give them their kid. One girl actually was told that her parents had died. In the end he travels through the high mountains to find the parents of the orphans they are taking care of. These trips into the mountains were difficult and hazardous, but in the end all parents are found and there are tearful reunions.

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