Feb 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Little Princes by Conor Grennan

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

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

"Dawa - what is it? What's wrong?" I whispered frantically, my face just inches from his.
"Eyes, Brother!" he pleaded, blinking. ( p. 36)

Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan
(William Morrow, Jan. 25, 2011)

Amazon's product description: "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. "


Natalie W said...

I can't wait to read it! Hope your enjoying it.
Natalie :0)
My Teaser The Book Inn

Jenny Q said...

That's a great teaser! I've been seeing a lot of this book lately. Hope it's a good one! Thanks for visiting my teaser :)

Deepali said...

Hmm, not exactly the kind of book I read, but I hope you are enjoying it!
My teaser is at e-Volving Books

kayerj said...

I've heard this is really good book. nice teaser.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a tough, emotional read, but in a good way.

Unknown said...

Little Princes sounds like a very powerful and inspiring book. What a wonderful, kind man Conor Grennnan is.

This teaser gave me a chill...I hope everything is okay! At first I thought something was wrong with Dawa's eyes...but now I think he wants the other person to look at something to see something.

Thank you!
~ Amy
Amy's Tuesday Teaser

fredamans said...

I really want to read this book, it's a fascinating story.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this sounds like an awesome read...it really clutches at the heartstrings, doesn't it?


jlshall said...

Interesting teaser! I've been seeing this one mentioned on a lot of blogs lately. Sounds like an amazing read!

Lori said...

This is the second time today, I have seen this book. I hope you are enjoying your book. Here is my Teaser for Tuesday.

Staci said...

I loved this book...just loved it!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love this teaser, and hope to get to this book soon.

Sheila Deeth said...

Nice teaser. Not what I expected.

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