Yulia Horst
Tails Throughout Time

This is a fantastically original picture book built on one simple yet alluring premise: What would life be like if people had tails?

A shrewd and lexical text combined with classic and beautiful illustrations, Tails Throughout Time entices the reader to visit a hypothetical world – a world populated by people with tails! We see how tails can be used to convey emotions, how they can come in handy when we want to flirt a little, or even to poke fun at others. We gain an insight into how tails influence fashion trends and why some individuals have a strained relationship with their tail and take drastic steps in order to fit in with beauty ideals. But there’s also a look at more day-to-day matters, such as how to exercise your tail and how to avoid your tail being stepped on.

Tails Throughout Time is a beautiful and charmingly outlandish picture book written in the style of a factbook, all about the history of the tail.

Illustrated by Daria Rychkova.

Awarded the 2014 BolognaRagazzi Award Opera Prima.

Tails Throughout Time has many of the features that characterise picture books set to remain relevant for a long time, and wonderful humour for both children and adults is one of them.


Yulia Horst

Yulia Horst

Yulia Horst is originally from Russia. Now she lives in Oslo and works as a dance teacher.

Daria Rychkova (b. 1982) is originally from Russia, but now lives in Germany where she works in an advertising agency. She is a qualified designer, and her illustrations appear in several Russian newspapers. Tails Throughout Time is her first picture book.

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Awarded the 2014 Bologna Ragazzi Award Opera Prima.

Edited December 15, 2017 by Cappelen Damm Agency