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Der Räuber Hotzenplotz: Eine Kasperlgeschichte (Hotzenplotz #1)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  1,898 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Kasperl und Seppl machen sich auf, den wilden Räuber Hotzenplotz zu fangen, der Großmutters Kaffeemühle gestohlen hat. Unglücklicherweise geraten sie dabei in die Hände des Räubers und des bösen Zauberers Zwackelmann. Keine Frage, dass die Geschichte trotzdem gut ausgeht."Hmmm - das hat gut geschmeckt!" sagte Hotzenplotz nach dem Essen und stieß einen Rülps aus. "Nun könnt ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published 1970 by Thienemann (first published January 1st 1962)
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Andrew Creak
This is my favourite child hood book to which I must thank Mr Moore my year 3 & 4 teacher in my primary school who read this to the class and made me fall in love with reading, I've always loved story's but not so much reading I remember my excitement when my uncle bought me a copy, I still have that copy half a decade later and is a pride possession of my child hood. Every one who enjoy fun children's story's should read this!
I had this as an audiobook as a kid and listened to it over and over again. Re-reading it recently made me notice how well I still knew some parts. It's a sweet, exciting and funny adventure story based on the typical characters of traditional German puppet shows. As expected, it's not exactly profound, there is nothing in the area of character development and towards the end some bits could really be cut, but all in all I understand why it's a children's classic.
El Templo de las Mil Puertas
*Si te gustan las historias de aventuras, de humor, de fantasía y de misterio, ¡sigue leyendo!*

La abuela está encantada con el nuevo molinillo de café que le han regalado Jaimito y Pepe, pero el bandido Saltodemata quiere uno exactamente igual y hace lo que mejor saben hacer los bandidos: robarlo. Rápidamente, la policía toma cartas en el asunto, pero el sargento Matamicrobios les advierte de que hace años que persiguen al bandido y nunca han conseguido atraparlo ni localizar su guarida.

Jamie Langes
This book is among the first that captivated me and fueled my passion for reading when I was younger. This is an excellent story for children to be read aloud. The chapters are just long enough for the child to be interested, but not too long that they squirm. The storyline is equisitely fluid and the two main characters are lovable from the start. It reads like your typical fairytale with a robber, a magician, wishes, and a plotline that takes you to grandma's house, a thief's hideout, a myster ...more
I do not remember reading the Hotzenplotz books as a child (or listening to them being read to me). But I don't like Kasperle-stories and so I was not that enthusiastic when my 4 year old son insisted we lend the first book from our public library.
But it was fun! I love the writing. The language is simple but beatuiful, it has a melodic ring. You can laugh at and with the characters. And the story is exciting but never frightening.
Great book for children of that age, maybe especially for boys. W
erstes "längeres" buch über mehrere tage gelesen; das Kind (5) war begeistert und verlangt nach mehr; na bitte!
The Twins
Great childhood memories came flooding back when I read this book to my sons. Shame they didn't translate the other books as well.
A fairy tale takes a turn for the bizarre in this German classic. Who knew that coffee grinders could be so important? Two boys reminiscent of Max and Moritz (see my review) meet fairies, frogs and wizards in their quest to reclaim grandmother's coffee grinder from the evil (but hilarious) robber Hotzenplotz.

(Read in: German)
Ich muss sagen.. beim lesen kamen keinerlei Erinnerungen zurück an das Hörspiel, als ich ein Kind war. Nichts! Ich konnte mich an gar nichts erinnern! o:
Umso mehr Spaß hat es aber jetzt gemacht :D
Die Zeichnungen sind wirklich super niedlich, irgendwie nicht schön aber total komisch :D Hat mir viel Spaß gemacht!
Das war ein gutes Buch für mich, um mein Deutsch zu üben. Schade, meine Enkelkinder nicht verstehen Deutsch, oder ich würde es gern ihnen vorzulesen. Ich sage auch schlecht, weil es eine Geschichte voller Spaß ist. Mein Enkel möchte besonders darauf.
Märchen für Kinder aller Altersgruppen und Deutschanfänger.

Eine schöne traditionelle Geschichte, voll von Spannung. Es gibt zwei Kinder (weniger dumm, als es scheint), ein Dieb und ein besonders böse Zauberer! Und die Fee...
Actually, I wanted to praise the audiobook with Hans Baur, Axel Muck, Victor Drevin, and others but I think it's not being sold anymore.
I actually read this in German! I have no idea how good the English translation might be, but I have to say, it sure was fun reading in German (well written for kids).
Paula Soares
Light and pleasant to read, perfect if you're tired from work but still needs to invest some moments learning German...
Jul 10, 2013 Dana rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: german
Total nettes und auch witziges Kinderbuch, sehr schön zum Vorlesen! Meine Kinder (6-10) hören gern zu...
Jul 11, 2010 Angelique rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of cute stories, mothers and children at the age of 10 to 12
I loved it when I was younger! This is such a great story - it simply has the charm to warm your heart.
loved it as a child even had a record of it and remember listening to it over and over again
Fi♥ °Moon°Love°
A classic German Children's Book that I've read in my childhood..
Itua Tammy Rose Omosigho
Ein Buch das ich mit viel Freude und mit viel spaß gelesen habe.
Ich habe ihn als Kind selbst gelesen und meinen Kindern vorgelesen.
The importance of a coffee grinder; wearing the right hat
Eine schöne Kasperlgeschichte.
Reading it in Danish to my daugther
Juchhe! Hurra fuer Kasperl und Seppel!
Great children's book!
I <3 der Seppel!
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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 c
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