Individual Author Record
Name: Chris HolavesPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Poetry Born: 1945 in Astakos, Greece Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHolaves emigrated to Danville, Illinois in 1954. He received his BS at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois and his MS at the University of Illinois in Urbana. He currently resides in Roscoe, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationHolaves is an author, poet and publisher. His books are bilingual and his poetry has been published in Midwest magazines and papers. He runs Astakos Publishing with his wife.
- Even the Dead Get Up for Milk / Hasta los muertos se levantan por leche, Astakos Publishing, 2008
- Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murcielagos, Astakos Publishing, 2010
Titles At Your Library
Even the Dead Get Up for Milk / Hasta los muertos se levantan por leche
ISBN: 0979299101 Astakos Publishing. 2008 Flickering lights, creaking floors, and a mysterious family only he sees stir a boy's imagination in this narrative verse. Will he overcome his fears of his new home and its strange occupants? Original.
Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos
ISBN: 097929911X Astakos Publishing. 2010 Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciĂ©lagos tells the story of a young boy named Joe. One fall night after a baseball game with his friends, Joe says good bye and starts to walk home alone on a dark, country road. When he thinks zillions of flying insects and swooping bats are chasing him, he recalls his dadâ€™s words, â€śTo be the greatest baseball player, you must be strong, be brave!â€ť Caught by his fear, he knows he has to reach home to escape these scary creatures. Heâ€™d better be strong, be brave! This childrenâ€™s book is a five-in-one: It is a suspenseful story with family values and themes written for third through sixth graders. It is bilingual and entertains both English and /or Spanish readers. It includes vocabulary in both languages. It has discussion questions for parents and teachers to help children understand their fear of strange animals, and it presents facts about bats that children would want to know. From cover to cover, this book is written in English and Spanish. Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciĂ©lagos is told in narrative verse and is accurately translated into Spanish. The English and Spanish stanzas appear on the same page. The Spanish is certified to be correct by a professor of Spanish at Northern Illinois University. The story is illustrated with 51 pen and ink drawings. Please visit www.astakospublishing.com for additional reviews and librariansâ€™ comments.