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Book: Howzzat, Butterfingers!

Author: Khyrunnisa A.

Thirteen-year-old Amar Kishen is one of the most talkative boys in his class. Impulsive, clever and affectionate, he is fondly called “Butterfingers” by his friends because he is highly clumsy and accident-prone.

Amar also loves playing cricket and is a part of the junior cricket team at Green Park Higher Secondary School. As the new academic year begins, the boys’ favourite topic of conversation is the Nadkarni Rolling Trophy awarded to the winners of the Under-15 Inter School Limited Overs Cricket Tournament. It’s especially important for Amar that his school wins this time as they lost the Cup last year when Amar caused himself to be run out in the final over by dropping his bat mid-run and going back to retrieve it.

The tournament is not the only highlight for the boys this year as another surprise is in store for them: the entry of a girl into their school.

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