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.
Makayla's Yardil hat
Shazia longs for a snow leopard. but when she finds Yardil, she learns that there is something more important than her own dream...
Katherine Trevilyan wears the traditional dress of the Kalasha people.
Makayla dressed as a snow leopard for Bookweek.
You can find out more about snowleopards at
Yardil is the world's first picture book inspired by the Kalasha people.