7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #761: Featuring
My Chapter 16 Q&A with Kathi Appelt

h1 September 19th, 2021 by jules


Kathi Appelt’s newest middle-grade novel, Once Upon a Camel, is the epic story of a camel, some baby kestrels, and the immense power of stories. I had the opportunity to chat with Kathi about this book over at Chapter 16. Our chat is here.

The novel is illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Check out that striking cover above.

* * * Jules’s Kicks * * *

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.

1) The cookies my daughters are baking as I type this.

2) Walks.

3) Good news for a friend.

4) Learning curves.

5) When my friend sent me this song.

6) New music from Sleigh Bells.

7) Seeing my friend’s new kitten, Hot Rod Lincoln, on a Zoom call.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

3 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #761: Featuring
My Chapter 16 Q&A with Kathi Appelt”

  1. Happy Sunday Imps!

    That cover art is so gorgeous and full of the energy of the kestrels and the more contained but still smiling camel. Great Q & A too!

    Jules – Jon Baptiste is a light and joy spreader. There’s a fun performance of Freedom with Stephen Colbert joining on that you can find on YouTube, but I love the video you linked for the beauty of the city and the people of New Orleans. Cookies! Yum!

    My kicks this week:
    1) A trip to Swan Island Dahlias yesterday – fields of blooming flowers is a definite joy boost.
    2) Buying a pumpkin the size of a large toddler from a stand by the side of the road in rural Oregon. Ready for fall and spooky season now.
    3) A sunset walk at Powell Butte with a friend on the last day of sunshine before the rain started.
    4) Listening to the Reservation Dogs playlist on Spotify and discovering the hauntingly beautiful and sad Sturgill Simpson song “I Don’t Mind.”
    5) These adorable mosquito socks arrived in the mail. Sales are benefiting Louisiana parishes hit hard by Hurricane Ida AND for every pair you buy, a pair of socks gets donated to someone in need. (Which is true for every sale of their socks, not just the mosquito socks.) https://bonfolk.com/collections/adult/products/mosquito
    6) Daisy had a session with her PT veterinarian and its always amazing to watch and see how the body pressure points and realignments make such an immediate difference in her comfort and flexibility.
    7) Hearing the good news that a friend got the new job they really wanted – cause for celebration.
    7.5) Coffee with Daisy this morning in the drizzly, cooler weather. Hooray for the much needed rain and watching it from the cozy indoors.

    Have a great week Imps!

  2. Hello Imps and camels and kestrels! Hi Kathi and Eric!

    Jules: Ooh, what kind of cookies? Glad your friend got good news, and glad you got to meet the kitten via Zoom! What a name.

    Rachel: Yay for good causes, good news, and good dogs! Do you eat the pumpkin, carve the pumpkin, or both?

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) Cocoa
    2) Water
    3) Fruit
    4) Vegetables
    5) Daily
    6) List
    7) Offers

  3. Ooh, thanks, Rachel. I’ll have to look up that video! I will also have to look up that Simpson song. Hugs to Daisy, and I’m so glad her PT is going well.

    Little Willow: They made the oatmeal cookies Blaine Danielson loves the most! I’m laughing that you have cocoa on your list. You may not mean hot cocoa, but we are eagerly awaiting hot-cocoa weather and have been talking about that around here in the Danielson household. …. Offers! Congrats! (I ASSUME they are good offers.)

    Have a good week, you two!

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