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Penguin the magpie : the odd little bird who saved a family / Cameron Bloom & Bradley Trevor Greive
Bib ID 7383590
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Bloom, Cameron, author
 
Uniform Title Penguin Bloom
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition. 
Description New York, NY : ATRIA Books, 2017 
©2016 
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 x 21 cm 
ISBN 1501160354 (hardcover)
9781501160356 (hardcover)
Invalid ISBN 1501160362 (electronic book)
1501162888 (paperback)
9781501160363 (electronic book)
9781501162886 (paperback)
Summary

"People around the world have fallen in love with Penguin the Magpie, a global social media sensation, and her adventures with her human family. But there is far more to Penguin's story than meets the eye. It all begins when Sam, Cameron Bloom's wife, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralyzed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest. The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness, and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam's spirits. Penguin's resilience demonstrates that, however bleak things may seem, compassion, friendship, and support can come from unexpected places ensuring there will always be 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." -- Amazon.com.

Notes

Originally published in Australia in 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers under title: Penguin Bloom.

Subjects Bloom, Sam.  |  Accident victims -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Human-animal relationships -- Anecdotes.  |  Magpies -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Paraplegics -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australia  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Greive, Bradley Trevor, author
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