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Penguin the magpie : the odd little bird who saved a family / Cameron Bloom & Bradley Trevor Greive.

Author/Creator:
Bloom, Cameron, author.
Publication:
New York : ATRIA Books, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 x 21 cm
Edition:
First Atria books hardcover edition.
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Standardized Title:
Penguin Bloom
Subjects:
Bloom, Sam.
Paraplegics -- Australia -- Biography.
Accident victims -- Australia -- Biography.
Magpies -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Human-animal relationships -- Anecdotes.
Accident victims.
Human-animal relationships.
Magpies.
Paraplegics.
Australia.
Medical subjects:
Paraplegia.
Human-Animal Bond.
Form/Genre:
Anecdotes.
Anecdotes.
Biographies.
Biography.
Anecdotes.
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 Publiahers under title: Penguin Bloom.
Contributor:
Greive, Bradley Trevor, author.
Other format:
Online version: Bloom, Cameron. Penguin Bloom. Penguin the magpie.
ISBN:
9781501160356
1501160354
9781501162886
1501162888
9781501160363
1501160362
OCLC:
952648075