Jutta Richter

Jutta Richter ( born September 30, 1955 in Steinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia ) is a German author of children 's literature.


Your youth spent Jutta Richter in the Ruhr and Sauerland before they went with 15 a year after Detroit (USA). In order not to forget their native language, they actually wrote her first book she still published as a student.

After studying theology, German literature and journalism in Münster she works as a freelance writer on Westerwinkel in ash and mountain in Lucca in Tuscany since 1978.

For their stories, which are primarily targeted at children and adolescents, she has won numerous awards, including awarded the German Youth Literature Prize. In addition, she wrote radio plays, children's plays and songs they like on their audiobook Hexenwald and magic socks sometimes einsingt itself.

Jutta Richter was married to Ralf Thenior and has a daughter.


  • 2000 Pied Piper Award for Literature for The dog with the yellow heart or The Story of the opposite
  • For the day when I learned to tame the year 2000 LYNX spiders
  • 2001 International UNESCO Award nomination list for The dog with the yellow hearts
  • For the day when I learned to tame 2001 German Youth Literature Prize spiders
  • 2004 LYNX the month of August for summer pike
  • 2004 Reading Peter Hecht September for summer
  • 2004 Calw Hermann Hesse Scholarship
  • 2005 Catholic Child and Youth Book Prize for summer pike
  • Germany 2006 Funk - " The Best 7 Books for Young Readers " in November 2006 for the cat or how I lost eternity
  • 2007 Premio Andersen / Italian Children's Book Award for The Cat or How I lost eternity
  • 2008 Mildred L. Batchelder Award / Honor Book / American Children's Literature Award for The Cat or How I lost eternity


Picture books

  • Give me a kiss, woman nut! Illustrations by Paul Maar. Oetinger Verlag, 1984, ISBN 3-789-16050-4.
  • Mr. Oska and Zirr. Illustrations by Barbara Schumann. Middelhauve Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-7876-9552-4.
  • In the allerlängsten night. Contacts music Verlag, 1999, with music by Reinhard Horn.
  • Cheer up! Illustrations by Sabine Buechner. Sanssouci Verlag, 2009, ISBN 978-3-836-30166-4.

Children's Books

  • What do we do now? Or the strange adventures of the yellow channel of the rat and guinea pig checkered. Thienemann Verlag, 1985. ISBN 3-522-15040-6
  • The Tontilon. Thienemann Verlag, 1986. ISBN 3-522-15100-3
  • Summer tastes like raspberry. Poems and Rhymes for adults and children. Bertelsmann Verlag, 1990. ISBN 3-570-04118-2
  • Hexenwald and magic socks. Oetinger Verlag, 1993. ISBN 3-7891-4601-3
  • Prince Neumann or other children's names are like their father. Beltz Verlag, 1987. ISBN 3-407-80170- X
  • Satemin Seidenfuß. A love story. Loewe Verlag, 1988. ISBN 3-7855-2201-0
  • Annabella Klimperauge. Stories from the nursery. Bertelsmann Verlag, 1989. ISBN 3-570-04049-6
  • The dog with the yellow heart or The Story of the opposite. Hanser Verlag, 1998. ISBN 3-446-19258-1
  • There lived a kid on the trees. With CD by Konstantin Wecker. Illustrations by Katrin Engelking. Hanser Verlag, 1999. ISBN 3-446-19632-3
  • The day I learned to tame the spiders. Hanser Verlag, 2000. ISBN 3-446-19896-2
  • Behind the station lies the sea. Hanser Verlag, 2001. ISBN 3-446-20042-8
  • At a large tranquil lake. Illustrations by Susanne Janssen. Hanser Verlag, 2003. ISBN 978-3-446-20333-4
  • Hecht summer. Hanser Verlag, 2004. ISBN 978-3-446-20518-5
  • The Cat or How I lost eternity. Illustrations by Rotraut Susanne Berner. Hanser Verlag, 2006. ISBN 978-3-446-20793-6
  • The beginning of everything. Illustrations by Jörg mill. Hanser Verlag, 2008. ISBN 978-3-446-23096-5
  • When I was Mary. Illustrations by Jacky Gleich. Hanser Verlag, 2010. ISBN 978-3-446-23591-5
  • I'm just the dog here. Illustrations by Hildegard Müller. Hanser Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-3-446-23792-6

Youth books

  • Popcorn and Stars and Stripes. Diary of an exchange student. Herder Verlag, 1975. ISBN 3-451-17230-5
  • The dolls mothers. Anrich Verlag, 1980. ISBN 3-920-11056-0
  • The geraniums prison. Beltz Verlag, 1980. ISBN 3-407-80629-9
  • Heaven, Hell, Purgatory. Attempt at liberation. Beltz Verlag, 1982. ISBN 3-407-80635-3
  • The world heilste the world. A year in the life of the Flintstones. Illustrations by Jule Ehlers- Juhle & Ben Behnke. Random House, 1984. ISBN 3-499-15471-4


  • Do not leave me to the cherry season. Love poems. Sanssouci, 2000. ISBN 3-725-41174-3
  • Summer and bear. A love story. Photographs of Nomi Baumgartl. Sanssouci, 2006. ISBN 978-3-7254-1427-7
  • All that I wish you. Illustrated by Henrike Wilson. Sanssouci, 2007. ISBN 978-3-836-30012-4
  • The beginning of everything. Hanser Verlag, 2008. ISBN 978-3-446-23096-5

Editorial Boards

  • ... and bathe every Saturday. Stories of the past. Random House, 1987. ISBN 3-499-20441- X