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Title: Little Princes
Authors: Grennan, Conor
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 308
Year: 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Description: A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out not to be orphans but trafficked children, abandoned or on-sold after their parents had originally paid for them to be taken to Katmandu for safekeeping so they would not be forced to join the Maoist army. Caring for the children is one thing, risking his life to reunite the children with their families is another, and Conor is there, boots and all.

Written with refreshing honesty, this is a captivating story that engages the reader every step of the journey to take these children home.

Comments from Groups:

Really well written - an autobiography that reads like a novel. Uplifting and inspiring. Auckland 255

This book generated much discussion within the group. Most were inspired by the transformation of Conor and his commitment to making a difference in the lives of another "stolen generation"! There was a variety of opinions on the style of writing but unity that this book was a great read for book groups. Richmond 005

Interesting and thought provoking. Raised some issues and controversy relating to methods of assisting poverty especially in the Third World. Dunedin 029

The group unreservedly and unanimously enjoyed this book. It seemed to have everything. Gore 001

A wide ranging discussion on how an individual can make a change. Leithfield 001

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Inspirational, Social commentary/perspectives, Travel, Uplifting, Nepal, What's Hot, Popular Book with Groups

Reviews

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By: CROMW 006 2018-11-09 12:03:20
3 
A very mixed reaction - some loved it and some couldn't get into it at all. The people who loved it found it very inspirational, but others did not find the author very credible and didn't enjoy his writing style.

By: DOUBT 001 2018-11-09 12:01:27
4.5 
Everyone found the book thought provoking and inspiring. It was a gripping book, and hard to put down. There was no attempt to make Conor or any of the other people working in Nepal appear to be anything other than human. Yet they succeed in their small way in making a difference.

By: PAIHIA 003 2018-11-09 11:53:21
4.5 
All enjoyed the book. A well-written, 'feel good' story which also prompted discussion about Nepalese history, and the struggles before and since the overthrow of the Royal family.

By: PIOPIO 001 2018-11-09 11:50:07
5 
We all absolutely loved this book. Amazing what Conor achieved when he was so young. It certainly gave you an insight into child trafficking and the widespread nature of it, plus the difficulty of managing the problem.

By: MATAM 004 2018-11-09 11:45:42
5 
Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed this book. Uplifting story portraying the great commitment of one person and how he made a difference. We could all relate to the simple theme of love, care, shelter and how families are the basis of our society.

By: ROTO 011 2018-11-05 14:54:18
5 
We loved this book - an amazing story and an amazing man. Very well written, heart breaking and insightful.

By: PUKEKO 006 2018-10-12 09:29:37
4.5 
Loved it!

By: PALMN 029 2018-09-17 22:23:19
4.5 
Very bingeable. It sounds like it would be a miserable read but it is an interesting and heart-warming read. We were all glad we read it. You can get follow up information by looking at the NGN newsletters on their website and seeing the work that has been done since the book.

 
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