Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom

The Odd Little Bird Who Saved A Family

Book - 2016
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PENGUIN BLOOM is a unique journey of recovery and an extraordinary celebration of life, featuring Cameron Bloom's exceptional photographs and a captivating narrative by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive. Penguin the Magpie is a global social media sensation with over 113k followers on Instagram. People the world over have fallen in love with the stunning and deeply personal images of this rescued bird and her human family. But there is far more to Penguin's story than meets the eye. This is a true story of hope and courage. It begins with a shocking accident, in which Cameron's wife, Sam, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralysed and deeply depressed. Into their lives comes Penguin, an injured magpie chick abandoned after she fell from her nest. Penguin's rescue and the incredible joy and strength she gives Sam and all those who helped her survive demonstrates that, however bleak things seem, compassion, friendship and support can come from unexpected quarters, ensuring there are always better days ahead. This plucky little magpie reminds us all that, no matter how lost, fragile or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney South, N.S.W. : 2016
ISBN: 9780733334948
Branch Call Number: B 920.720994 BLOO
Characteristics: 207 pages : colour illustrations, portraits ; 19 x 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Greive, Bradley Trevor


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Dec 09, 2017

Magpies aren't all hostile! An uplifting book that shows one families' personal journey dealing with a traumatic, life altering event. Very translatable to any tragic event many of us face in life.

Feb 07, 2017

An inspiring story!
Beautiful photos of magpie becoming part of their life.
I read it in one night!

Library_geek Jul 16, 2016

I remember seeing an interview regarding this book and knew straight away that I wanted to read it, and although it has taken me a while to put it on my reading list, it was well worth it.

The book was more than I imagined it would be. The prologue being the most important part of the book because it enables you to understand what the photos are about. The text with the photos were also informative, however the prologue gave me a more emotional response to the remainder of the book.

The book isn't only about the Magpie Penguin Bloom, but about a moment that changes a families life, and the unexpected addition of a feathered family member that gives strength, healing and determination to a family.

Highly recommended read.

Apr 25, 2016


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