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Bradley Trevor Greive Bradley Trevor Greive i(A79176 works by)
Born: Established: 1970 Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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Bradley Trevor Greive is best known for his poignant and humorous series of small books of photographs matched with uplifting messages. His books sold over 17 million copies in 115 countries.

Greive joined the Australian army at 19 and trained in Canberra, ACT. However his career as a paratrooper in the Royal Australian Regiment was ended when he developed asthma.

He moved to Sydney to try and make a living by writing, becoming 'an impoverished member of Australia's oppressed creative underclass' for nearly a decade until his first book in the Blue Day series, Blue Day Book : A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up was published in 2000.

Greive also wrote conservation works including Priceless: The Vanishing Beauty of a Fragile Planet (2002), was a Governor of the Taronga Foundation, supported the Australian Youth Orchestra and established the Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize, a prize for poems by young Australians.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to wildlife conservation through philanthropic contributions, and to literature as an author and mentor.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Sam Bloom : Heartache & Birdsong Sydney : ABC Books , 2020 18586401 2020 single work prose

'The follow-up to the ABIA award-winning, international bestselling sensation Penguin Bloom

'The heart-warming Australian story Penguin Bloom - the miraculous tale of a baby magpie that helped save a young mother and her family - is a homegrown and international bestseller; soon to be a major Hollywood movie, starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln. Sam's personal message at the end of the book has resonated powerfully with readers - where, pulling no punches, she writes about what it is really like to face life in a wheelchair.

'In Sam Bloom, Sam tells her own story for the first time - how a shy but determined Australian girl became a nurse and travelled across Africa. How she fell in love with a like-minded free spirit, raised three boys and built a life together on Sydney's Northern Beaches. And then, in a single horrific moment, how everything changed. Sam's journey back from the edge of death and the depths of despair is so much more than an account of overcoming adversity. Sam's captivating true story - written by close friend, New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive, and featuring extraordinary photographs taken by Sam's husband, Cameron Bloom - is humbling, heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure. A triumph of raw emotion and incredible beauty, Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong is a truly unforgettable book. (Publication summary)

2021 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Illustrated Book of the Year
2021 shortlisted Indie Awards Illustrated Non-fiction
y separately published work icon Penguin Bloom : The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2016 9160197 2016 single work prose

'PENGUIN BLOOM is a unique journey of recovery and an extraordinary celebration of life, featuring Cameron Bloom's exceptional photographs and a captivating narrative by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive. Penguin the Magpie is a global social media sensation with over 113k 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.' (Publication summary)

2017 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Illustrated Book of the Year
2017 longlisted Indie Awards Nonfiction
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