The Robber Hotzenplotz begins one morning when Kasperl’s grandmother is sitting outside, using the coffee mill she got for her birthday. Before she knows what has happened, the Robber Hotzenplotz steals the coffee mill. However, although he is so tricky he has not yet been caught by the police, Kasperl and her friend, Seppel, devise a plan to get back the coffee mill. Although at first they do not realize it, the Robber Hotzenplotz has more tricks up his sleeve then the two friends suspected—as well as help from a wicked magician with something a little more than unusual in his cellar.
The Robber Hotzenplotz is an amusing, fast-paced story with several funny plot twists and fun characters. It was originally published in Germany and it is definitely hard to pronounce some of the names, but the plot is entertaining and I did not get mixed up because of them. I highly recommend The Robber Hotzenplotz to readers ages 9 and up.