Yardil

Yardil

Yardil is a picture book for primary aged children set in the Kalasha Valleys in the Himalayas, Pakistan. Younger children love Elizabeth Stanley's illustrations of snow leopards too.


A Yardil hat

Makayla's Yardil hat

A Yardil hat

About Yardil

Picture Book Benchmark Publications
Shazia longs for a snow leopard. but when she finds Yardil, she learns that there is something more important than her own dream...

About Yardil

At the Yardil book launch

Katherine Trevilyan wears the traditional dress of the Kalasha people.

At the Yardil book launch

Mak the snow leopard

Makayla dressed as a snow leopard for Bookweek.

Mak the snow leopard

Snow leopards

You can find out more about snowleopards at

Snow leopards

World's first picture book about the Kalasha people

Yardil is the world's first picture book inspired by the Kalasha people.

World's first picture book about the Kalasha people