They saved a little bird . . . And in return she saved them too After a near-fatal fall left Sam Bloom paralysed, no one – not her husband Cameron, nor their three boys – could reach her in the darkest days of her struggle. But everything changed when a new member of the family unexpectedly landed in their lives: an injured magpie chick abandoned after she fell from her nest, whom they named Penguin Bloom. Powerful and tender, Penguin Bloom is a beautifully written account of how compassion, friendship and family can come from unexpected places.