The Guardian – How a scruffy magpie saved a family

Reuben Bloom and Penguin Bloom flying

How a scruffy magpie saved a family

Published in The Guardian, 13 October 2016

Penguin Bloom is the story of an Australian family who rescued a ‘a tiny, scruffy, injured’ magpie chick they called Penguin. In caring for the newest member of their family, the Blooms – including mother Sam, who was herself coming to terms with paralysis after an accident – found that Penguin helped them to heal emotionally. Their story went viral on Instagram and has now been turned into a book, royalties from which will go to Spinal Cure Australia and Wings For Life in the UK

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