Little Princes is a gem of a story that burrows its way deep into your mind and begins to create change. Conor Grennan tacked on a three-month stint as a volunteer at an orphanage to his year-long trip around the world. However, the children at the Little Princes orphanage in Nepal found their way deep into his heart and just as he was ready to leave he learned that they were not really orphans at all but instead victims of child trafficking. Conor left vowing to return and find a way to locate these children’s parents and reunite them. This is a truly inspirational story and Conor’s self-effacing humor and tenacity make it stand out among similar titles. I dare anyone to not fall in love with these children that Conor brings to life so vividly.
In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan left his secure home and job for a trip around the world. His first stop was as a volunteer at the Little Princes Children’s Home orphanage in war-torn Nepal. When Conor got there he was overrun with small children’s smiles and joys of welcome. Soon he found out that underneath, these children had endured being wrenched from their families and sold by human traffickers to become slaves. Conor vowed to keep the children safe and to ultimately reunite them with their families and villages. Often fraught with the inequalities of our world this book shows the determination of a handful of people to right the terrible wrongs that have been heaped on these children. Little Princes is a heartwarming story that highlights the tragedies of war that families have experienced and the changes that occurred within one man.
(Due out February 2011)
Similar to Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.