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Penguin Bloom : the odd little bird who saved a family / Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive
Bib ID 6970735
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Bloom, Cameron, photographer
 
Description Sydney South, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2016 
©2016 
207 pages : colour illustrations, portraits ; 19 x 21 cm 
ISBN 9780733334948 (hardback)
Summary

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.

Awards Australian Book Industry Awards, Illustrated Book of the Year, winner, 2017. 
Subjects Blum family.  |  Bloom, Sam.  |  Magpies.  |  Accident victims -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Accident victims -- Family relationships -- Australia.  |  Life change events.  |  Self-actualization (Psychology)  |  Birds -- Behavior.  |  Human-animal relationships.  |  Birds -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment.  |  Wildlife rehabilitation.  |  Wildlife rescue.  |  Accident victims.  |  Accident victims -- Family relationships.  |  Birds -- Behavior.  |  Human-animal relationships.  |  Life change events.  |  Self-actualization (Psychology)  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biography.
Other authors/contributors Greive, Bradley Trevor, author

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