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Howzzat Butterfingers!

Howzzat Butterfingers!

A Khyrunnisa
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Watch out! With Butterfingers around, nothing and no one is safe! Amar Kishen is called Butterfingers by his parents, friends and also teachers. Books, balls, bats, people, anything can go flying when Butter is on the loose. As school term begins, the cricket team, of which Butter is appointed the vice captain, has its task cut out-it has to win the Colonel Nadkarni Under 15 Inter-School Limited Overs Cricket Trophy. The team starts practising in earnest, but disasters follow in quick succession. The star all-rounder breaks his hand; the captain has his fifteenth birthday too soon; and, worst of all, the school is about to lose its playground! Now it is up to Amar to lead the team to victory and save the day. But can he? His white trousers are at the cleaners on the day of a crucial match; his wicketkeeper has the attention span of a butterfly; and arch rivals Blossoms School do the unthinkable-they include girls in their team! All this and more keep Amar and his team on their toes. Will they win the coveted trophy and save their school’s grounds-or will it slip from their grasps like a classic Butterfingers catch?

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: May/2016

ISBN: 9780143331056

Length : 176 Pages

MRP : ₹199.00

Howzzat Butterfingers!

A Khyrunnisa

Watch out! With Butterfingers around, nothing and no one is safe! Amar Kishen is called Butterfingers by his parents, friends and also teachers. Books, balls, bats, people, anything can go flying when Butter is on the loose. As school term begins, the cricket team, of which Butter is appointed the vice captain, has its task cut out-it has to win the Colonel Nadkarni Under 15 Inter-School Limited Overs Cricket Trophy. The team starts practising in earnest, but disasters follow in quick succession. The star all-rounder breaks his hand; the captain has his fifteenth birthday too soon; and, worst of all, the school is about to lose its playground! Now it is up to Amar to lead the team to victory and save the day. But can he? His white trousers are at the cleaners on the day of a crucial match; his wicketkeeper has the attention span of a butterfly; and arch rivals Blossoms School do the unthinkable-they include girls in their team! All this and more keep Amar and his team on their toes. Will they win the coveted trophy and save their school’s grounds-or will it slip from their grasps like a classic Butterfingers catch?

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A Khyrunnisa

Khyrunnisa A., prize-winning author of children's fiction, loves reading, writing and children. She created the popular comic character Butterfingers for the children's magazine, Tinkle. Her three previous novels in the Butterfingers series are Howzzat Butterfingers! (2010), Goal, Butterfingers! (2012) and Clean Bowled, Butterfingers! (2015). This collection includes stories that have appeared in Tinkle in comic-strip form.
Some of her stories, for children and for adults, have been published in various anthologies by Puffin, Children's Book Trust and Unisun Publications. A collection, Lost in Ooty and Other Adventure stories, was brought out by Unisun Publications in 2010. Her stories appear regularly in Dimdima and she has an ongoing fortnightly column, 'Inside View', in The Hindu Metroplus.
She worked as Associate Professor of English at All Saints' College, Trivandrum, and is now a full-time writer. Visit her at www.khyrunnisa.com and connect with her at khyrubutter@gmail.com.