'Penguin the Magpie is a global social media sensation with over 129k 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.'
We are very proud to welcome Sam and Cameron Bloom to Adelaide.
Join us for an intimate In Conversation with Cameron and Samantha Bloom as they discuss their amazing story of hope and courage, and the magic that one little, lost bird brought to their family.
Penguin Bloom, (told by Bradley Trevor Greive with photographs from Cameron) will be available for purchase on the evening, with cash and EFTPOS facilites available.
10% of the royalties from Penguin Bloom also matched by Harper Collins have been donated to Spinal Cure Australia.
The beautiful trailer of Penguin's story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYPSM16v-48