The Land of the Pines

"Hoo" is Grey the Kitten? What is her destiny? And why is she riding in a cup, on a DEER?

In her debut novel, author Summer Nilsson takes readers on a journey of discovering identity and the gift of empathy. Lush illustrations capture the magic found in the Piney Woods of Nilsson’s East Texas hometown and bring the cast of creatures vividly to life. The Land of the Pines is a thought-provoking fantasy tale of friendship and fortitude, sure to capture imaginations of all ages.

Grey the Kitten knows that she’s meant to be more than just a barn cat. As she grows up on Black Mountain Farm with her mentor Miss Jay the Bird, she can’t help but feel that her destiny lies somewhere beyond her beloved farm.

But Grey isn’t the only one with ideas about her future. The Black Widow and her guiding Hourglass have big plans for the farm, and Grey could be their key to controlling the whole mountain―and all the animals who reside there. When the Widow traps Grey in a web of promises and threats, will this special kitten give up control over her destiny? Or will she become an example of what’s possible when you have the courage to forge your own path?

Filled with unpredictable twists and turns, The Land of the Pines connects audiences of all ages to the transformative power of kindness and intention, all while reinforcing our universal connection to one another. The Land of the Pines debuted as a #1 New Release on Amazon and has received critical acclaim for addressing complex topics such as self-worth, ego, false narrative and mind chatter, planting the seed for dialogue around the pressures facing tweens and teens today through social media.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Christmas present

I bought this book as a Christmas present for my daughter and her family. She and her husband read to my granddaughter every night and they have 2 cats so this book is perfect for them.

Shelley J.
Must Read

This is such a cute read for a pre-teen and on up to an adult. Get your copy today! I bought this for my granddaughter who at the time is only 1, but one day she will be able to read and I will give her the book.

Barbara W.
Must read.

Great book for a pre-teen, however I really enjoyed it as an adult. Awesome life lesson for all ages! I highly recommend this book.

Must read for all ages

This book is perfect for tweens, teens and adults. Filled with important lessons for any age, you won't be able to put it down.

Walter C.
Outstanding book for all!

The Land of the Pines is an outstanding book suited for all generations. A delightful book with a perfect description of the land of the pines in east Texas. The characters teach a valuable lesson of kindness and self value.