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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
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on December 1, 2014
It is a most interesting book. I bought it originally as an e-book, but felt I needed to buy it as a hard copy as well. My wife as well as a friend have read it, and they also enjoyed the book. It is amazing what the dedication and tenacity of a few people can do to improve the lives of many, many children. I would strongly recommend it.
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on November 4, 2014
I enjoyed the book, but the conditions were so bad that I'm surprised the author survived...so probably they were exaggerated. That puts the whole story into question. I wouldn't buy it again.
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on April 6, 2014
👍👍👍 beautiful story that grabs your heart/ amazing how one human being has so much compassion and does something heroic about it
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on February 13, 2014
Great for helping one understand the depth of global health issues ! Good read! Well written,very touching story, good work !
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on December 11, 2013
Interesting read: provides information from a different vantage point for people wishing to make a difference. While the story itself is riveting, it is the message that is more important.
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on February 22, 2013
Most people don't have a clue what it is like in Nepal (I didn't either). This book allows people to understand what Nepal is like, the people, the mountains, politics and the everpresent corruption. I couldn't put it down.
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on January 4, 2013
If you were to give me a plane ticket this instant and ask me where I wanted to go, I would say : Nepal. The story gives a surprisingly clear image of Nepal during the civil war and has you clearly understand the issues at stake for the children and families of Nepal, because of their culture, their beliefs and their government. Also, the author has the humility to be very honest about himself, his initial motivations and his transformation over the years. I laughed, I cried, I got mad...I went through a whole range of emotions. I ABSOLUTELY recommend!
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on December 1, 2012
This is a true story and a wonderful one, about the unselfish desire of a young man to take on a volunteer job at an orphanage in Nepal, and finds not only is it not what he thought it was, but also that he fallsl in love with the children and ultimately the woman he eventually marries. A beautiful story of committment and a life style that we rarely hear about in our world.
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on April 10, 2012
This is a story about two extremes - extreme humanity and the lack of humanity. This book is really well written. I felt like I was right there along with the characters.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon January 9, 2012
Most of you who read my reviews know that I don't usually gush about the books I read unless I'm blown away. Well, this one has definitely blown me away! Get ready for some unapologetic gushing. My reading year has just begun with Little Princes on the top of my favorite books list.

Conor Grennan's memoir about what started out as a three-month stint volunteering at an orphanage in civil war-torn Nepal quickly turns into a riveting account of one man's mission to reunite the kids he had grown to love with the parents they were stolen from. There are so many things to say about this book, I don't know where to start. I am still absorbing its impact on me.

First off, it needs to be said that this book is so well-written, with a narrative that flows smoothy from one scene to the next. I truly felt like I was living each moment with Conor as he recounted his journey. His honesty, sincerity, and wonderful sense of humour made this book such a pleasure to read even when the reality was heartwrenching. I laughed so hard when reading his experiences with culture adaptations and was moved to tears when reading of the children's hardships, resilience and ways of seeing the world. How wise they were even at a young age!

I fell in love with those children and by the end of the book I felt like I knew them. I fell in love with Conor as a human being who risked his life to fulfil an extraordinary quest to help reverse child trafficking in Nepal. But there is so much more! We meet a slew of wonderful people with hearts of gold such as Farid, the French young man whose dedication and friendship equal Conor's, the vivacious couple Jacky and Viva of the Umbrella Foundation, courageous Anna Howe, the inexhaustible Gyan of Nepal's Child Welfare Board, and of course, beautiful Liz Flanagan, with whom Conor corresponds through email.

This book is about hope and although the situation of the children is sobering and so sad, Conor focuses on them as individuals. He allows us to get to know the people of Nepal much as Greg Mortenson did in Three Cups of Tea for the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is impossible not to rejoice with them in their triumphs no matter how small or trivial they may be in our Western world. After reading Little Princes, you will be left with a good feeling. But don't just take my word for it. This book is so worth reading.

Whether you are interested in world events, children, humanitarian work or just reading a personal and page-turning account of a young man whose life took on a new meaning after meeting a group pf children in an orphanage, you've got to read this book. Not only will it make you stop and think outside of the big bubble called 'me' but you will be doing your small part to help the children of Nepal since a portion of the proceeds from this book will go to Next Generation Nepal, the non-profit organization that Conor and Farid launched.
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