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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


Published: 21st March 2016
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RRP $27.99

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.


Written and Illustrated with so much Love!


Loved the images and the personal story of honesty, difficulty, hope and above all Love.


A beautiful true story book giving hope to many with spinal


Beautifully written and photographed

Glen Iris victoria

Divine photography and a courageous tale


Beautiful book that reminds us how our daily struggles are insignificant to those faced by others

Geelong Australia

100% yes


I reference the book often because of the beautiful photographs of the darling little bird. Also brings back memories of my own adventures with various magpies with similar situations as depicted in the book. Truly inspiring because of what this lovely creature brought into the life of the family, but most particularly to the badly injured wonderful wife and mother. I truly believe this little magpie was a messenger from God to help her recover and give her hope to live her life again. Bravo effort all round.

Uralla Northern Tablelands NSW

A beautiful book and an engaging read.


This book was beautifully written and illustrated and a quick read. Though a memoir of a specific family recovering from a significant injury (mum) and the onward ripples effecting those around her, Penguin Bloom could be a hope for us all, as all of us at sometime suffer setbacks in life that we cannot always see a way of recovering. Recovery isn't easy, it's hard. But it can be achieved. An old life can be grieved for, and a new one built from the ruins and come to be enjoyed. We all need some help along the way.

Adelaide, SA.


fantastic book, would read again thank you


great book and service thank you



Love this book & the service from booktopia


Great gift

Glenbrook NSW


Awesome book


beautiful book with special story that we relate to

Myrtleford Victoria Australia


Great book


Easy and quick service on delivery. I was very excited about receiving this book; the pictures are gorgeous and the story, although sad, is also very uplifting. Animals of all kinds provide us with so much happiness and comfort; Penguin is a joy.

Brisbane, Qld, Australia


Fantastic true story


Looking forward to the movie !

Russell island


Penguin Bloom

4.8 65


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): 0.75