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.
Photographer Cameron Bloom began his career as a surf photographer at the age of 16. Since then Cameron's travel, editorial, commercial and artistic work have been featured in many international publications, including the New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and Gourmet Traveller. Writer Bradley Trevor Greive was born in Tasmania and is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Blue Day Book. He is also an internationally respected wildlife expert and TV presenter.