Connor Grennan loves “his” kids and the joy and fun he has with them is contagious. The way the kids tackle him and play games with him illustrates that children are the same everywhere. Grennan’s treks to find the children’s families, his sacrifices and his always infectious optimism make this a book that both informs and delights.
Toss in a long distance romance after Grennan meets and instantly falls for a woman who makes a brief visit and his search to find his Christian faith while honoring and appreciating the Buddhists and Hindus in his midst and you have a whale of a story. A portion of the profits from the book go toward Next Generation Nepal (NGN) that Grennan founded to help reunite Nepalese orphans with their families.
Summing it Up: This book will inform and educate you about Nepal while making you smile. If you liked Three Cups of Tea, you’ll love this charming and caring view into the lives of children in the mountains of Nepal. This would also be the perfect book to interest teens in reading and in learning about the world. Even “reluctant reader” teenage boys would enjoy Grennan’s adventures.
Rating: 5 stars
Category: Nonfiction, Soul Food, Super Nutrition, Book Club
Publication date: January 25, 2011
Author website: http://conorgrennan.com/
Reading Group Guide: http://conorgrennan.com/little-princes/reading-guide/
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