In 1983 Colin C. Bell came to Thailand for the first time and it wasn't long before he fell in love with the country and its people. For much of the last twenty-five years he has remained in Thailand, working as an English language teacher, a volunteer working with the under-privileged, and as a writer.With this novel he wants to pass on his experiences and his passion for this land in the hope that you, too, will come to love it and that your heart may be touched by the plight of children growing up without a home. While the story illustrates some of the socio-economic problems affecting Thai society, the book also tries to portray the caring spirit and the kindness of the Thais. Though the characters in the story are fictional, they are composites of real people and the problems and experiences they encounter are based on true events.