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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

Hardcover

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 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (44)

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    (11)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (44)
  • Deserves multiple readings (40)
  • Well written (34)
  • Engaging characters (32)
  • Page-turner (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (44)
  • Older readers (30)
  • Younger readers (24)
  • Special needs (16)
  • Travel reading (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (20), Casual reader (18), Bookworm (12)

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4.0

I would buy this book again.

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from Longreach

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Special Needs
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Penguin Bloom:

    Delightful book, entertaining but also thought provoking. Great to give as a gift

     
    5.0

    Penguin bloom - what a beautiful book!

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    from NSW australia

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Penguin Bloom:

      I ordered this book for a friends birthday gift after i had been given a copy of it for my birthday. It is not only beautifully written, the photographs are amazing and the itself, binding, cover, etc is just totally beautiful to look at and touch.

       
      4.0

      Simply beautiful....

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      from Sydney, Australia

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      Comments about Penguin Bloom:

      Gorgeous photos. What a lovely book.

       
      5.0

      I would buy many copies of this book as gifts

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      from Sydney Australia

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Very uplifting and leaves a lasting memory
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • I can find no cons for this book it is brilliant

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Special Needs
      • This book is for everyone
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Penguin Bloom:

      I use this book to tell friends and family who have never visited Australia just how wonderful the magpies are. Intelligent and great birds to observe and dare I say, to learn from

       
      5.0

      A thought provoking little book.

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      from Sydney Australia

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read

      Cons

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        • Gift
        • Something for all ages; to be read and re-read.

        Comments about Penguin Bloom:

        I am using this book as a gift for many different people.

         
        5.0

        Fascinating and moving story

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        from Launceston, Tasmania

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        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Informative
        • Well Written

        Cons

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          • Gift
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Penguin Bloom:

          This book is worth having in all homes. The relationship between humans and the magpie is very engaging.

           
          5.0

          Beautiful photography and story

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          from NSW, Australia

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          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Informative

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            • Gift
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            Comments about Penguin Bloom:

            Stunning photos, beautiful insight into the nature of a magpie, just divine.

             
            5.0

            Great book

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            from 4158

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings

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              • Gift
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              Comments about Penguin Bloom:

              Highly recommended the pics are world class

               
              5.0

              I bought 3 copies

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              from Margate queensland

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              Pros

              • Beautiful story.photography.stunning
              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cant think of anyone wouldnt enjoy
                • Gift
                • Special Needs
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Penguin Bloom:

                We had a pet magpie so know the capabilities and intelligence of these delightful creatures. Ours was also free to fly in when it felt like our company and also used to lie on its back in our beds.

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful book

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                from Queensland Australia

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters
                • Informative
                • Page-Turner
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Older Readers
                  • Special Needs
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about Penguin Bloom:

                  This was such a wonderful story and the most beautiful photos of the magpie, Penguin. I bought it for a gift and then bought two more copies, one to keep and another to give away.

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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