Rodrigo Roughneck and Knirps, his Varlet

Knirps is convinced that he has the makings of a real robber baron. That is why he is determined to apprentice himself to the notorious Rodrigo Roughneck. The latter, however, first demands a test of courage. When Knirps comes across Princess Flip's carriage, he sees his chance has come – for can there be anything more dangerous and thus more courageous than a princess robbery? Little does he know that the powerful wizard Rabanus Rochus and his dragon are also out to get the princess ...

Published as a novel fragment by Michael Ende and now, twenty years after his death, completed by Wieland Freund, Rodrigo Roughneck is a brilliant fairy tale and knightly adventure for children of 6 years and older!


  • Pages: 202
  • First published in: 2019
  • ISBN: 978-3-522-18500-4
  • Edition: Hardcover
  • Illustrations: Regina Kehn
  • Original publisher: Thienemann Verlag
  • Translations: Czech, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Other Editions

  • Ebook-Edition:
    Rodrigo Raubein und Knirps, sein Knappe
    Thienemann 2019.

Audio Book

  • Rodrigo Raubein und Knirps, sein Knappe
    Silberfisch 2019, unabridged reading by Christoph Maria Herbst.