Howzzat Butterfingers! Khyrunnisa A
- Book Genre : Young Readers
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 grasp.
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Khyrunnisa A., a prize-winning author of children’s fiction, created the popular comic character Butterfingers for the children’s magazine, Tinkle. 'Howzzat Butterfingers!', her first novel in the Butterfingers series was published by Puffin in 2010. It was followed by 'Goal, Butterfingers!'(2012), 'Clean Bowled, Butterfingers!'(2015) and 'The Misadventures of Butterfingers' (2016) . Her stories appear regularly in Dimdima and other children’s magazines and she has an ongoing fortnightly column, 'Inside View', in The Hindu Metroplus. A book of short stories, 'Lost in Ooty and Other Adventure Stories,' was published by Unisun Publications in 2010. Some of her other stories have been published in various anthologies by Puffin, Children’s Book Trust and Unisun Publications. She worked as Associate Professor of English at All Saints’ College, Thiruvananthapuram, and is now a full-time writer. You can visit her at www.khyrunnisa.com and reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org