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Chris Holaves

Born: 1945 in Astakos, Greece
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Holaves 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.

Biography: Holaves 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Children

Chris Holaves on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Even the dead get up for milk =
ISBN: 9780979299100 OCLC: 212838266

Astakos Pub., Roscoe, Ill. : ©2008.

Flickering lights, creaking floors, and a mysterious family only he sees stir a boy's imagination when his family moves into a former funeral home, but he determines to show the courage he has as his father's son to overcome his fears of his new home and its strange occupants.

Running with the bats.
ISBN: 9780979299117 OCLC: 779022864

Astakos Publishing, Roscoe, IL : 2010.

A young boy on his way home after an evening baseball game is caught in the midst of bats chasing fireflies and mosquitoes, and he thinks the bats are after him. Includes information about bats.