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Penguin Bloom : The Odd Little Bird Who Saved A Family - Cameron Bloom

Penguin Bloom

The Odd Little Bird Who Saved A Family

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Published: 21st March 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.

About the Author

Cameron Bloom began his career as a surf photographer at the age of 15. Since then his editorial and travel images have featured in many international publications. Cameron is also the award-winning cinematographer of Surrender, which was screened at the London Art Fair.

Bradley Trevor Greive became a publishing sensation after the release of THE BLUE DAY BOOK in 2000; he has since sold more than 25 million books in 115 countries. In 2014 BTG was awarded the Order of Australia for his service to literature and wildlife conservation.

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Penguin Bloom
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

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  • Easy to read (30)
  • Deserves multiple readings (28)
  • Engaging characters (24)
  • Well written (24)
  • Page-turner (17)

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5.0

it is an amazing story- tears, laughs & a real family story

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      I will share the book with my family

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      5.0

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        Comments about Penguin Bloom:

        This book is remarkable. I absolutely fell in love with Penguin and his family, I laughed, smiled and cried through the book. A true and wonderful story of how this family managed through tragedy.

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        5.0

        Heartwarming

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        from Gold Coast, Australia

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          Comments about Penguin Bloom:

          Lovely heartwarming book with excellent photos and very easy to read. Gives you a new appreciation of magpies!

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          4.0

          Recommended purchase

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          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Informative

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            Comments about Penguin Bloom:

            This book was a wonderful, engaging story about family love and support, featuring a small bird who became part of that family and brought its own form sharing love and trust.

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            5.0

            Refreshing book in a troubled world

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            from Brisbane AU

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            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
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              Comments about Penguin Bloom:

              Have purchased 4 more copies as gifts. Can't get enough of this book. Magpies rule!!!

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              4.0

              Great book

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                Comments about Penguin Bloom:

                Wonderful informative and interesting read

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                5.0

                Great read about a great little bird

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                from Brisbane AU

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                  Comments about Penguin Bloom:

                  Added to the bird stories library

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful book

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                  from Box Hill North Victoris

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                    Comments about Penguin Bloom:

                    Wonderful, engaging book, I lent it out at least six times

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                    5.0

                    Inspiring story

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                      Amazing

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                      5.0

                      uplifting story, beautiful photography

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                      from gisborne

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                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Easy To Read
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                        Comments about Penguin Bloom:

                        to inspire me
                        to share with friends
                        to remind me that we are surrounded by living creatures whose qualities we often underestimate

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                        ISBN: 9780733334948
                        ISBN-10: 0733334946
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Hardcover
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 208
                        Published: 21st March 2016
                        Publisher: ABC Books
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 21.0  x 2.4
                        Weight (kg): 0.76