New Children's Book Illustrates Nature in its Purest Form

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Author Karen Dingerson presents a photographic journey of a duckling in "Mergus, a Merganser Duckling's Journey Up a River Called Priest."

"Mergus, a Merganser Duckling's Journey Up a River Called Priest" by Karen Dingerson takes an in-depth and comprehensible look at a healthy waterway with life in abundance.

A simple tale of a river and the animals that occupy it, "Mergus, a Merganser Duckling's Journey Up a River Called Priest" begins with the changing of the seasons from winter to spring, portraying how spring brings a feeling of joy and birth. Readers follow a young duckling on his journey down the river, as he is introduced to many of the creatures that inhabit the water, banks, and sky.    

Inspired by her two grandsons' interest in all things wild, Dingerson wrote the book to educate children on nature and its wildlife, teaching children how to protect and preserve their habitat. Dingerson wants children all over the world to enjoy and know what nature truly is.

Comprised of actual photographs taken on or along the river, the book allows children of all ages to enjoy and revel in nature. The images provided within the book are rare in that most children wouldn't have the opportunity to see them live. Entertaining and enlightening, "Mergus, a Merganser Duckling's Journey Up a River Called Priest" will capture a child's attention and ignite their curiosity.

For more information or to request a free review copy, please contact the author at info @ "Mergus, a Merganser Duckling's Journey Up a River Called Priest" is available for sale online at,, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author
With a father who was an oceanographic research and development technician, Karen Dingerson learned an appreciation of nature at a very early age. Born in Albuquerque, N.M. and raised in San Diego, Dingerson spent much of her youth photographing nature along the California coast with her father. She attended Baylor University in Texas before starting a career in emergency medicine in Illinois. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, Dingerson worked with a textile designer for a catalog company, which helped teach her more about color and texture. That experience ultimately brought her back to her first love, photography. Currently residing in a remote area in Idaho, Dingerson has the wonderful opportunity to photograph nature. Much of her work is displayed in galleries and shops in the area, and many of her images have been published in books and magazines. She has 3 children and 2 grandsons.

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