Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family (Hardback)
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Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 06/10/2016
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Cameron Bloom, his wife Sam and their three boys were a normal, happy family - until a near-fatal fall left Sam paralysed and she sank into a deep depression. But in the darkest days of Sam's struggle a new and unexpected member of the family came into their lives: an injured magpie chick abandoned after she fell from her nest, who became known as Penguin Bloom. The Blooms rescued Penguin, and in return she saved them in ways they could not have imagined. As her damaged little chick grew into a strong and beautiful bird, Sam found a joy and strength of her own. Penguin Bloom is a story of how compassion, friendship and family can come from unexpected places. 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.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782119791
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 190 x 205 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A wonderful true tale of tragedy and hope and a rather miraculous little bird. It will warm any heart -- MATT HAIG
A unique and remarkable insight into a family dealing with tragedy and finding their way through it with love, courage and hope -- NAOMI WATTS
Have a look at these deeply moving photographs, and see how a feathered friend touched the lives of a whole family . . . Regardless of how bad things get, compassion, friendship and support can come from the most unexpected places . . . [How] the arrival of an injured magpie chick transformed life for the whole family . . . [an] ambassador of love and chief motivational officer * * Daily Mail * *
Glorious . . . [The] Instagram account that drew thousands of followers, mesmerised by the story of a family and how one little bird was helping them put themselves together again * * Telegraph * *
Very special . . . A delight * * Daily Express * *
Stunning . . . A gorgeous book * * Good Housekeeping * *
Beautifully captured . . . a treasure * * Sainsbury's Magazine * *
Touching and inspiring * * Woman & Home * *

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Gaelle Evrard

“Wonderful book and superb photographs !”

Real life sad story but very well written. Loved it from beginning to end even if I cried a lot.
Penguin is an exceptional bird and I am happy that Sam found some comfort in kayaking, in caring for Penguin and many... More

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