April 26, 2016

Apiary Magazine Interviews Author Chantal Jauvin

The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: An Interview with Chantal Jauvin

by Elizabeth Martins

Q: Your new book The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: The Story of a Street Orphan Who Built a Children’s Charity is the harrowing and inspiring story of Lek or “Little One” (now called Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs) who went from an orphan on the streets of Thailand to the founder of a nonprofit that now helps impoverished children in Thailand learn to read and write. The book, told from the point of view of Lek, reads like a heart-wrenching poem. How did you get inside the mind of little Lek and manage to tell his sometimes tragic, sometimes heartening story so poetically? Read More »


April 11, 2016

The Epoch Times Features “The Boy with a Bamboo Heart”

Boy Soldier Grows Up to Be ‘Father of 50,000’ Poor Children Canadian lawyer quits her job to spread his story

By Tara MacIsaac Epoch Times Staff

Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs was an only child, born in 1937 in the village of Sawai Jeek, Thailand. His mother doted on him, affectionately calling him “Lek,” or “little one.” Lek’s parents died of illness when Read More »