The Littlest Yak

Home Is Where the Herd Is

Lu Fraser (author)



In “The Littlest Yak” by Lu Fraser and Kate Hindley, young Gertie learns that home is more than possessions as she moves to new pastures. This beautifully illustrated, 32-page children’s book, ideal for ages 3-7, offers a heartwarming story about love, memories, and the essence of home.

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Number of pages: 32

Published: 14 September 2023

SKU: 9781398502437 Categories: ,


Embark on a heartwarming journey with “The Littlest Yak,” the latest masterpiece from the award-winning duo, Lu Fraser and Kate Hindley. This enchanting tale unfolds in the picturesque setting of a yak family, led by the young and spirited Gertie, the smallest of them all.

As Gertie and her family prepare to move to fresh pastures, she faces the daunting task of fitting all her treasured belongings onto her sledge. It’s a challenging exercise of choosing what to take and what to leave behind. Amidst this flurry of packing, Gertie confronts an unexpected predicament – a special someone is left behind. This heart-tugging moment propels Gertie into a profound realization about the true essence of home.

“The Littlest Yak” is more than just a story; it’s a beautiful exploration of the concept of home and belonging. Through Gertie’s eyes, young readers learn that home is not merely a physical space filled with objects, but a haven of love, memories, and the people (or yaks!) who mean the most.

Richly illustrated by Kate Hindley, each page is a visual delight, bringing to life the majestic landscape and the charming characters with warmth and vibrancy. Lu Fraser’s evocative writing captivates the imagination, weaving a narrative that is both engaging and emotionally resonant.

This book is an excellent addition to the bookshelves of young readers, perfect for bedtime stories and classroom readings. It’s also an ideal tool for parents and educators to discuss themes of change, attachment, and the emotional significance of ‘home.’


  • Winner of Oscar’s Book Prize 2021
  • Winner of the Sainsburys Book Award 2021

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