THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX FILM PENGUIN BLOOM
“A triumph that will make your heart soar” (Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus), this true story follows a family’s journey of recovery, hope, and courage as they nurse an injured magpie back to health—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book.
When Sam Bloom suffers a near fatal fall during a vacation, she is left 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.
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I love this book. It gives hope where there seems to be only pain. To me, it proves that there is a God - one who knows just what we need, when we need it, and in what form we need it. 👏🏻☝🏻
The Power of Loving Support
A moving true story about a bird with as much healing power and support as the family to bring hope, love and inspiration to an injured family member. Beautiful photos enhance the touching , hard to put down storyline.
Penguin the Magpie
Started out ok but fizzled. Pictures were ok. Not much story