April 27, 2016

The Culture News Review “This is a book that every child should read and learn from.”

REVIEW: A wonderful book written by Chantal Jauvin about the story of Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs. The writing style by Mrs. Jauvin is perfect, creating the perfect balance between a biography and a storyteller. From the very first line we are immersed within the beautiful and inspiring story, showing us that when you have a bamboo heart everything is possible. This is a book that every child should read and learn from. Generosity can be afforded by anyone. If you want to travel in a world where love reigns, read this book. Read More »


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 »