Penguin the Magpie

Penguin the Magpie

The Odd Little Bird Who Saved A Family

Book - 2017
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Penguin the Magpie is the extraordinary true story of recovery, hope, and courage as one injured bird and her human family learn to heal and celebrate life, featuring the gorgeous photography of Cameron Bloom and a captivating narrative by New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book Bradley Trevor Greive.

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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501160356
Branch Call Number: 362.43092 BLOOM
Characteristics: 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 x 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Greive, Bradley Trevor - Author

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Such a beautiful book. Stunning photography and sparse but moving prose bring you this family's haunting but hopeful story of love and loss. I read it twice in one night, just couldn't put it down. ArapahoeBethM

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ArapahoeBethM Sep 18, 2019

Such a beautiful book. Stunning photography and sparse but moving prose bring you this family's haunting but hopeful story of love and loss. I read it twice in one night, just couldn't put it down.

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ArapahoeAlyson Jan 31, 2019

The amazing power of the human spirit to overcome the worst life can throw at us and how saviors can come into our lives in the most unlikely of ways and sizes. The photography in this book is stunning and it is matched beautifully by the words. ArapahoeElizabeth

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ArapahoeElizabeth Jul 21, 2017

The amazing power of the human spirit to overcome the worst life can throw at us and how saviors can come into our lives in the most unlikely of ways and sizes.
The photography in this book is stunning and it is matched beautifully by the words.


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ArapahoeBethM Sep 18, 2019

Such a beautiful book. Stunning photography and sparse but moving prose bring you this family's haunting but hopeful story of love and loss. I read it twice in one night, just couldn't put it down.

ArapahoeElizabeth Jul 21, 2017

The amazing power of the human spirit to overcome the worst life can throw at us and how saviors can come into our lives in the most unlikely of ways and sizes.
The photography in this book is stunning and it is matched beautifully by the words.

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