7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #613: Featuring Tim Miller

h1 November 18th, 2018 by jules


Up for some tiny baby horses and/or very big dogs today? I’ve a review over at BookPage of Elliott Kalan’s Horse Meets Dog (Balzer + Bray, October 2018), illustrated by Tim Miller. That review is here, and here today at 7-Imp is some art from the book.




“This is my favorite game! For obvious reasons!”
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HORSE MEETS DOG. Text copyright © 2018 by Elliott Kalan. Illustrations copyright © 2018 by Tim Miller. Published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, New York. Illustrations reproduced by permission of Tim Miller.

Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

1) Knowing my California friends are safe thus far. (I’m sending RAIN RAIN RAIN vibes to the parts of California affected by these fires. I wish vibes alone would solve the problem.)

2) A Dean Dinner with friends this week.

3) Finishing Jonathan Auxier’s beautiful Sweep with my girls (and asking him about it at Kirkus).



4) I devoured a galley of Julie Berry’s Lovely War (which will be published in March) in about three days, because it was soooooo good.



5) Good conversations with children’s lit colleagues this week.

6) My favorite musician’s Instagram posts inspire me, such as this one.

7) This new album from pianist Alexandra Stréliski is on repeat for me:



What are YOUR kicks this week?

6 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #613: Featuring Tim Miller”

  1. Horse Meets Dog looks hilarious.
    Jules, don’t you love having a book you can’t put down?
    My kicks:
    1. Creating.
    2. Gardening.
    3. Reading aloud.
    4. Catching up.
    5. Grandgirl turns 14.
    6. Reading in bed.
    7. Crisp mornings.
    Have a terrific week and happy turkey day.

  2. Yes, I do love having an unputdownable book, Jone, but now I feel spoiled and don’t know what to read next. (Of course, I’m surrounded by books, but you know how that goes. I want something AS GOOD.)

    Happy birthday to your granddaughter! Your week sounds pretty much perfect, too.

  3. Oh this book looks so fun & silly, which I love so much!

    Jules – I highly recommend Alexander Chee’s The Queen of the Night. I am almost done and drawing it out because I love the story and main character so much.
    Also, yay for weeks full of art. good discussions, & books you cannot put down. (And safe friends.)

    Jone – reading in bed is such a treat. These sun filled fall mornings are really great.

    My kicks:
    1) Another good busy work week.
    2) Getting a Turkey day reservation at the restaurant that was booked solid. (Turns out politely begging for a spot on the wait list pays off – the lovely hostess called me back with a spot the next day.)
    3) A new bed! Which gave me the best night’s sleep I’ve had in ages. Daisy approves too.
    4) Cleaning, tossing, paring down.
    5) Reading & seeing the stories of all the wildfire heroes & survivors in California right now. Heartbreaking & moving & inspiring. Sending thoughts/vibes/prayers for ALL THE RAIN for them.
    6) The Good Place continues to be a bright joyous light.
    7) This tribute to William Goldman, who is a writing hero of mine, is lovely:
    7.5) Have to drive a lot right now for work, so purchased the audio of Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”. Hearing her narrate her story is so so good. There was a point in the preface where I got teary, gosh I miss the Obamas so very much.

    Have a wonderful week and happy early Thanksgiving Imps!

  4. Good morning, Imps! Hello, Horse and Dog and Tim and Elliott! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    Jules: The cover of Lovely War is striking. Listening to Alexandra Streliski now. Really lovely. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Jone: I hope she has a very happy birthday.

    Rachel: I just read that blog post, too. What a wonderful connection and lasting impact.

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) Calm
    2) Rest
    3) Chocolate
    4) Relentless
    5) Ease
    6) Okay
    7) Music

  5. Rachel, thanks for the book rec! Also, I so badly want to read Becoming, too. I second your fifth kick, and happy new bed! That Golding post is wonderful. Thank you.

    Little Willow: Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, and to all of you! Have a good one, filled with calm, rest, chocolate, ease, and music. See what I did there?

  6. Horse Meets Dog looks hilarious, my oldest will love this one. Thank you for the feature! If your’e looking for a good series for younger eyes, I highly recommend the Benjamin Birdie Series. It’s full of valuable social lessons and just a really sweet story. Michael Dotsikas is the author, I actually enjoyed reading his bio we well. http://www.michaeldotsikas.com

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