Otfried Preußler





Otfried Preußler

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born
in Reichenberg, Bohemia, Czech Republic
October 20, 1923

died
February 18, 2013

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Otfried Preußler (sometimes spelled as Otfried Preussler) was a German children's books author. His best-known works are The Robber Hotzenplotz and The Satanic Mill (Krabat).

He won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1972 for Krabat.
He has sold roughly 50 million copies worldwide.

He was born in Liberec (German: Reichenberg), Czechoslovakia. His forefathers had lived in this area since the 15th century, working in the glass industry. His parents were teachers. After he graduated school in 1942, in the midst of World War II, he was drafted into the Wehrmacht Heer. Although he survived the military action on the Eastern Front, he was taken prisoner as a 21-year-old lieutenant in 1944. He spent the next five years in various POW camps in the...more


Average rating: 4.10 · 14,769 ratings · 365 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
Die kleine Hexe
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 4,126 ratings — published 1957 — 23 editions
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Krabat
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,876 ratings — published 1971 — 62 editions
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The Little Ghost
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,427 ratings — published 1966 — 21 editions
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Der Räuber Hotzenplotz: Ein...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,730 ratings — published 1962 — 18 editions
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Der kleine Wassermann
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 715 ratings — published 1956 — 11 editions
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Neues vom Räuber Hotzenplot...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 1962 — 7 editions
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Hotzenplotz 3 (Hotzenplotz,...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
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Las aventuras de Vania el F...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1971 — 11 editions
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Hörbe mit dem großen Hut. E...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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Bei uns in Schilda
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1958 — 4 editions
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More books by Otfried Preußler…
“I loved a girl once,' said he. 'Vorshula was her name. She has been lying in the graveyard of Seidewinkel six months now...”
Otfried Preußler, Krabat

“Daß du mein Grab besuchst, ist nicht wichtig. Ich weiß, daß du an mich denkst – das ist wichtiger.”
Otfried Preußler, Krabat

“Denn Dummheit und Glück ja mit vorliebe Hand in Hand gingen.”
Otfried Preußler, Krabat