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Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos
Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos
By Chris Holaves
Children's fiction - bilingual
ISBN:978-0-9792991-1-7


Joe recalls his dad’s words, “To be the greatest baseball player, you must be strong, be brave!” when he thinks zillions of flying insects and swooping bats are after him. Caught by his fear, he knows he has to reach home to escape these scary creatures. He’d better be strong, be brave!
 
José se acuerda de las palabras de su papá, «Para ser el mejor beisbolista, tienes que ser fuerte, ¡sé valiente!» cuando cree que lo persiguen volando y abatiéndose miles y miles de insectos y murciélagos. Atrapado por su miedo, sabe que tiene que llegar a casa para escaparse de estos seres espantosos. ¡Tiene que ser fuerte, valiente!


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Anne L. Birberick, Northern Illinois University

This book is absolutely delightful. A wonderful blending of captivating images and a great story. More children’s books should be bilingual, . . . more


Tammy Tucker, NSLD Children's Librarian, and author Chris Holaves Tammy Tucker, North Suburban Library District, Loves Park, IL

It is a fun, fast, action-packed adventure that readers will be able to relate to.

I love the cadence and rhyming of the writing. This book is a special treat, especially . . . more


Gloria Cardenas Cudia and author Chris Holaves Gloria Cardenas Cudia
I highly recommend Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos. The language flows through the pages in English and Spanish. . . . more


William Hageman

William Hageman, Chicago Tribune staff reporter, states, "I enjoyed Running with the Bats on two levels: First, I was a kid once, and bats . . . more


Mary Cozad, PhD, Northern Illinois University

I finished going over Ms. Medina's translation “Running with the Bats” a week ago.  I found her translation to be excellent, . . . more


Midwest Book Reviews, Children's Bookwatch, Bilingual Shelf

"Running With the Bats" is a bilingual book in dramatic verse about a boy who met bats on his way home from a baseball practice. . . . more


Luisa LaFleur, The Children's Book Review-Growing Readers

In Running with the Bats, we encounter a young boy who’s stepped out on the wrong night. Young Joe was out playing baseball . . . more


John L. Hoh, Jr, Book Ideas
Many people are afraid of bats. The narrator (Joe/José) in this story is likewise afraid--especially when they appear out of nowhere while . . . more


Cynthia Calvert
Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos” – the second bilingual children’s book from Astakos . . . more


Roberto Zapata

Library Journal reviewed Chris Holaves's second, bilingual children's book Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos.

"...The . . . more


Alice Berger, Bergers Book Reviews
A boy is invited to play baseball with his friends, but before long, night creeps in. Now he’s all alone, and suddenly flying creatures swoop down. They chase him around, . . . more


What Children Say About the Book
The story is very good and the illustrations are awesome! I like the details in the story. I never knew half of the things in “Bat Facts.” . . . more


Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos
By Chris Holaves
Children's fiction - bilingual
ISBN:978-0-9792991-1-7
What happens to a young boy who finds himself in the midst of flying bats, swarming mosquitoes, and flickering fireflies while walking home alone after an evening baseball game with his friends?

Latest Reviews

Anne L. Birberick, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
Northern Illinois University

This book is absolutely delightful. A . . . more


Tammy Tucker, Children's Librarian
North Suburban Library District, Loves Park, IL

It is a fun, fast, action-packed adventure that readers will be able to . . . more


Gloria Cardenas Cudia, Rockford's Woman of the Year, 2010, and Salsa Business Network President
I highly recommend Running with the Bats . . . more


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Even the Dead Get Up for Milk / Hasta los muertos se levantan por leche
By Chris Holaves
Children's fiction - bilingual
ISBN:978-0-9792991-0-0
Reading is the key to overcoming the barriers of learning any language. Even the Dead Get Up for Milk gives children an opportunity to read in English and Spanish a humorous story about a child who overcomes his fear.

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Betsy López Fritscher, Multimedia Journalist / Periodista
Rockford Register Star, ESPEJO News

Even the Dead Get Up for Milk / Hasta los muertos se levantan por leche . . . more


Gloria Cardenas Cudia, Rockford's Woman of the Year, 2010
Even the Dead Get Up for Milk / Hasta los . . . more


Maria Lopez, Librarian
Ida Public Library, Belvidere, IL

It is a wonderful book!  I would buy it for the library . . . more


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A Mosaic of Faith
By Chris Holaves
Children's fiction - bilingual
ISBN:978-0-9792991-4-8
A Mosaic of Faith celebrates Chris Holaves' life. In these many poems he expressed all the beauty, solemnity, miracles, irony and joy that surrounded him, and caught and held his attention.

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His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey

These heartfelt poems which are expressions of his personal faith and the . . . more


His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit

His thought provoking work gives testimony to his legacy and love for God . . . more


His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta

Truly, congratulations are in order for the heartfelt and vivid way Chris . . . more


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