Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Chris Rettstatt  

Pen Name: Monk Ashland

Genre: Fiction Science_Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: 1972 in Little Rock, Arkansas


-- LinkedIn -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rettstatt
-- Twitter -- https://twitter.com/rettstatt
-- Website -- http://www.rettstatt.com/


Illinois Connection

Rettstatt has lived in Chicago on and off through 2010.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris Rettstatt is a longtime fan of fantasy fiction and anime, and has spent the last decade tuned in to kids, technology, and storytelling. He has lived as a teacher in China and done research from Seoul to Sao Paulo. He co-authored Kaimira: the Sky Village under the pen name Monk Ashland. He currently resides in Berkeley, California.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

The Sky Village /
ISBN: 0763635243. OCLC Number: 181910112

Candlewick Press,. .

In a future where wild beasts, humans, and mechanical beings battle for control, two children, on opposite sides of the earth, connect through a mysterious journal that comes alive to reveal a powerful primal force and a frightening destiny.