Author Event of the Year: “Penguin Bloom: the odd little bird who saved a family” with Sam & Cameron Bloom

Who is Penguin Bloom? Penguin is the most famous magpie in the world that became an international social media sensation after befriending the Bloom family from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and helping them cope with a tragic accident.

Who is Penguin Bloom? Penguin is the most famous magpie in the world that became an international social media sensation after befriending the Bloom family from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and helping them cope with a tragic accident.

Not long before meeting Penguin, Sam Bloom suffered a fall that left her body paralyzed, her spirit broken and her family reeling.  Shortly after the accident one of Sam’s sons found tiny Penguin, who had herself fallen out of her nest and was in desperate need of help to survive.  The Blooms nursed Penguin back to health, and through the journey healed some of the tears left by Sam’s accident.

Join Sam and Cameron Bloom in person for an insightful discussion around the compelling and unique story of “Penguin Bloom” with all proceeds raised being donated to Spinal Cure Australia. 

Cessnock Library is proud to partner with the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre and Kelman Vineyard to present this unmissable author event. 

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is encouraging the community to support this event.

“People all over the world have fallen in love with the stunning and deeply personal images of this rescue bird and her human family. They have been inspired by this story of extraordinary hope and resilience”, Cr Pynsent said.

What: Author event with Sam Bloom and Cameron Bloom
When: Saturday 17 June 2017 | 2pm
Where: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
Cost & Booking: $10 adult | $5 child (cash only) – payable at the door.
All proceeds will be donated to Spinal Cure Australia.
To reserve your place phone CPAC on 4993 4266. 
Book purchase and author signing on the day. 
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided plus a wine tasting by Kelman Vineyard.