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The Land of the Strays (Loodor Tales)

Summer Nilsson


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The Land of the Strays, sequel to The Land of the Pines, is a new instant classic about the battle for self-worth and the difference between wants and needs.

There is no guarantee that life will be better on the other side. Even still, we all face moments that force us to choose whether to stay where we are or take a massive leap of faith. These moments move quickly yet feel eternal, and they forever change the course of our lives. Just ask Grey the Kitten.

Grey didn't know when she leapt through the gate to leave Black Mountain Farm that she'd meet a Labrador who could hear the inner thoughts of other animals. Grey had no idea that she'd bear witness to a kidnapping or that her newfound friends would test her loyalty on the Trinity Trails. She had no clue that she was jumping into an epic battle that would alter the future of everyone around her. Grey didn't leave her beloved farm and friends behind for any of these reasons. She left because it was her destiny. Now Grey must decide whose side she's really on: the leashes or the strays.

The leashes live at the Argos, a high-rise building named after the dog of an ancient warrior. From a poncho-clad Poodle to a rhinestone-born Bengal, the leashes seem to have everything they could ever want. But at the Argos, nothing is what it seems. In stark contrast, the strays belong to a different class: the "Stray Club." The first rule among the leashes is that you don't talk to or about the Stray Club. Grey's never been good at following the rules.

The Land of the Strays inspires audiences of all ages to see beyond stereotypes, engage with empathy, and connect as a united front. This fantasy tale addresses complex topics including mind chatter and false narrative to combat social media pressures and remind readers that the battle for self-worth is universal, fought by all, and rooted in the power of words.

The Land of the Strays is dedicated to the US military and frontline responders, honoring the men, women and animals who serve our country every day.

A portion of sales from the Loodor Tales Series, featuring The Land of the Pines and The Land of the Strays, benefits Operation Kindness, celebrating 45 years of saving homeless pets.

Loodor Publishing, 9781954401020, 280pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2022

About the Author

With a career spanning 20+ years, Summer Nilsson is an American author, entrepreneur, and CEO. Summer is nationally recognized for building global brands and developing purpose-driven partnerships and marketing strategies that change narratives. Summer has also represented the biggest names in publishing, fashion, and the arts, including People, Food Network Magazine, ELLE, Who What Wear, House Beautiful, and Brandon Maxwell, among many others. Summer serves on the National Advisory Council for Girls' Inc. and the marketing board for the AT&T Performing Arts. Summer founded Loodor and the Loodor Tales Series to inspire readers to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams. Through the series, Summer addresses complex topics, including ego, mind chatter, and false narratives in order to combat social media pressures, encourage early dialogue about mental health, and reinforce kindness among all ages. Summer also established the Nilsson Open A Dor Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping sheltered animals find loving homes. The foundation is a proud partner of Operation Kindness, celebrating 45 years of saving homeless pets. Summer donated copies of the first book in the Loodor Tales Series, The Land of the Pines, to children's organizations and hospitals including The Birthday Party Project, Girl Scouts, Save the Children "100 Days of Reading", Dell Children's Medical Center, Scottish Rite for Children, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.