Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

Conor Grennan

William Morrow,  January 2011

In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal.

Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children who would challenge and reward him in a way that he had never imagined. When Conor learned the unthinkable truth about their situation, he was stunned: The children were not orphans at all. Child traffickers were promising families in remote villages to protect their children from the civil war - - for a huge fee - - by taking them to safety. They would then abandon the children far from home, in the chaos of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

For Conor, what began as a footloose adventure becomes a commitment to reunite the children he had grown to love with their families, but this would be no small task. He would risk his life on a journey through the legendary mountains of Nepal, facing the dangers of a bloody civil war and a debilitating injury. Waiting for Conor back in Kathmandu, and hopeful he would make it out before being trapped in by snow, was the woman who would eventually become his wife and share his life's work.

Little Princes is a true story of families and children, and what one person is capable of when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. At turns tragic, joyful, and hilarious, Little Princes is a testament to the power of faith and the ability of love to carry us beyond our wildest expectations.

Hardcover | ISBN: 9780061930058 | Publication Date: January 2011

"For millions across the world uprooted and scattered by war, home is the elusive and unobtainable reward.  Conor Grennan is helping to fulfill that dream for the lost children  of Nepal, who are so crucial to its future.  More than just another do-gooder's tale from the trenches, his book is both an inspiring story of service and a page-turning adventure."
- - Bryan Mealer, coauthor of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

"Funny, touching, tragic. 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