James Durka’s Newly Released “Simon’s Holey Patch” is a Riveting Story About a Boy Named Ernie and How He Learns the Meaning of Helping Other People in Need

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“Simon’s Holey Patch” from Christian Faith Publishing author James Durka is a spellbinding short story about the knitting project Mr. Hart has given to the students and his story about a boy named Simon who learns a new craft and has helped the homeless with the help of his grandmother.

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“Simon’s Holey Patch”: an awe-inspiring work of a teacher’s heartwarming answer to his student’s question as to why the class has to learn how to knit. “Simon’s Holey Patch” is the creation of published author, James Durka, a retired elementary school teacher who was introduced to the craft of knitting when he started a school program Patches from Heaven, that aims to knit blankets to be donated to the homeless.

James shares this excerpt from his book, “That evening, instead of watching TV, Simon sat down beside his grandma and watched her knit. A brilliant idea popped into Simon’s head. ‘Grandma, can you teach me how to knit? I want to knit a blanket, so I can keep someone’s whole body warm,’ Simon said with excitement.

"She handed Simon a pair of knitting needles and some wool and began to teach Simon how to knit. Grandma thought it would be a good idea to start off small and just make a patch. Several evenings passed, and Simon was no longer spending his time watching TV or playing video games. Instead he was busy knitting his patch.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, James Durka’s new book is a touching work about Ernie, a student who appears surprised and disappointed because he does not like the new project Mr. Hart has given to the class until he hears the heartwarming story about Simon and his grandmother that his teacher has shared.

Mr. Hart’s story has made the students in his class excited to learn how to knit. It is a tale of how a particular craft has helped those in dire need of aid.

View a synopsis of “Simon’s Holey Patch” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Simon’s Holey Patch” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Simon’s Holey Patch”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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