What does a Wodehouse fan do when she resorts to writing for children? Throws in dollops of humour, of course. Khyrunnisa A. is the creator of the famous Butterfingers, a character well known for his Tinkle adventures and also the three novels penned by her. Her latest Butterfingers book is…

Butterfingers is back. This time in a collection of short stories, The Misadventures of Butterfingers. Award-winning writer, Khyrunnisa A., who has a large fan following for her humorous, insightful writing, never looked back since she created the sports-loving Amar Kishen a.k.a Butterfingers, so named because of his tendency of dropping…

Children’s fiction is evolving in India. From the days of Chandamama, Champak,Lotpot, Chacha Chaudhary, Nandan and Parag, to name a few, we have books from the stable of Children’s Book Trust and Puffin. For Khyrunnisa A. it has been a subject close to her heart and the latest offering, “The…

June 8, 2016 What a delightful read! I have found myself smiling and crying, reading books. But it is on a rare account that I laugh wholeheartedly like a kid through the whole of a read. Butterfingers does it again! It was midnight when I began reading the latest book, Misadventures of…

May 25, 2016 ‘What a lovely book! Such winning stories. What a delight they all were! It’s hard to pick a favourite but “Ghosts at Green Park School” was so very inventive. “The Masterpiece” was great fun; the writer had something excellent going with ‘The Adventure of the Voice Recorder” and “The Mystery…

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It’s not often we, the 70+, find ourselves in a situation which prompts us to pick up a book earmarked for the 10+ readers, and when we do succumb to persuasion, we often find ourselves reading, with exaggerated theatrical inflections, some fairy story about exotic animals to our as yet…

“You’ve seen him set fire to his hair, head-butt a teacher, score an own goal, send his chicken-curry-soaked bat flying . . . Can things get any crazier? With Amar, they can!” NO MAJOR SPOILERS Butterfingers Amar is your usual schoolboy, clumsier than most, who announces his presence with a…

For children who were once fond of the children’s magazine ‘Tinkle’, the story of ‘Butterfingers’ must have had them hooked at some point of time. Khyrunnisa A, a city-based author, who first created the character for a story series in the magazine is finally coming with her fourth book in…

Fans of Amar Kishen, the 8th grader nicknamed Butterfingers on account of his clumsiness, are bound to love The Misadventures of Butterfingers. In this one, the fun and disaster continues at Green Park Higher Secondary School, the setting for all the crazy, rip-roaring action Amar and his mischievous classmates Kiran,…

Sadly have I begun this book, a little too late in life. But it is in my hands, nonetheless. And I began this book, and had wrapped it up, a little too soon, I felt! I am guessing that I missed about three other novels, on this great butterfingers, but…

Wherever there is adventure, or, rather, misadventure, at Green Park Higher Secondary School, Amar Kishen a.k.a. Butterfingers is bound to be there, leading the way. Everybody’s favourite little scamp – and his willing companions and classmates Kiran, Ajay, Thomo, Jayaram, Minu and the rest – are back for their fourth…

The books are an absolutely delightful read. I love your style of writing and notice that you have a liking for idioms. How I wished the books had been there during my school days! The books give a positive energy with the humour, the portrayal of a healthy friendship between the children and…

Khyrunnisa A with Butterfingers!

The Butterfingers series of books (Howzaat, Goal and Clean Bowled) features Amar Kishen , a boy studying in class VIII A who, sadly, is butterfingered. His life is full, with friends, teachers, sports practices & thieves! The Butterfinger series is smart, funny and a little sad (for example when Colonel Nadkarni…

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The unique thing about Clean Bowled Butterfingers!, written by Khyrunnisa A, is the nicknames given to the characters in the story. It has been conceived with such brilliance that you actually find yourself back in school, those fun filled exciting days when harsh realities of life were yet to dampen…

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The book is a riot to read and I was laughing all through the book. The author does a wonderful job creating in our minds the picture caricature of each character with her words. She even manages to teach us some new words along with their meaning and etymology. I…

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Book recommendation by Alek, a student of Stonehill International School, Bangalore.   What is your first name? Alek   What class are you in? M1   What is the title of the book? Goal Butterfingers   Who is the author? Khyrunnisa A.   What is this book about? A kid…

Clean Bowled, Butterfingers! ( 2015) Publishers – Penguin (Puffin)

Clean Bowled, Butterfingers! written by Khyrunnisa A., is filled with the latest exploits of Amar and his friends, and provides great entertainment. In the third book in the Butterfingers series, the author adds more humour, mystery, and even more plot twists. Exploring the joys of being a kid, for the…

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"The best part of the story is the climax because it is unpredictable and amusing. My favorite character throughout this story was Amar. I really enjoyed reading this book and I suggest this book to young readers because I hope that this book would surely leave you smiling at its…

Howazzat Butterfingers! - Book Cover

It’s not easy for an author to connect seamlessly with his/her readers. He/she would have to face a plethora of hurdles to bridge the connectivity gap: the theme should be universal, the language should be simple, the reader should be able to visualise the story with ease.... Read more.. Thank…

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