The Robber Hotzenplotz

By Otfried Preussler
The Robber Hotzenplotz is a merry tale of two scoundrels, two friends, a toad-fairy, and an unforgettable escapade.

The Robber Hotzenplotz works hard at his job, waking early to hide in the woods and waylay new victims. One morning Kasperl's grandmother is sitting in the sun outside her house, grinding coffee in her new musical coffee mill--a birthday gift from Kasperl and his best friend Seppel--when suddenly Hotzenplotz, attracted by the music, leaps out to steal the mill. Sergeant Dimplemoser hears Grandmother's cries and comes to her aid, but Hotzenplotz has evaded the useless police for years. So Kasperl and Seppel vow to catch the robber themselves. But catching robbers is not as easy as all that ... Kasperl and Seppel soon discover that even the best-laid plans can be foiled, especially when Hotzenplotz enlists the help of his wicked magician friend Petrosilius Zackleman, a gluttonous villain with a weakness for fried potatoes.

Preussler revealed above all [with] the highly successful "Robber Hotzenplotz" and its sequels that he possessed an almost inexhaustible fantasy, an unfailing sense of humor and situation comedy. Horst Kunnemann, "Bookbird " Praise for Otfried Preussler Two definitive aspects of his work stand out: first, a deep rootedness in the oral tradition of the fairy tales and legends of his homeland; and second, the author s process for creating stories that, as a teacher, he has actually told to his students...[Preussler s works are] a solid, integral part of children s literature. Ute Baumann, "Bookbird""



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Publisher Not available
Publish date 05/10/2016
Pages 128
ISBN-13 9781590179611
ISBN-10 1590179617
Language English

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