The Fish Who Found the Sea

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Le, Illustrator Khoa
By (author): Watts, Alan
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Sounds True
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.98in x 9.02in
Our Price:
$ 23.50
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A rediscovered treasure for a new generation: the first and only story for children ever written by Alan Watts.

Alan Watts, beloved for bringing a childlike wonder to the spiritual journey, once wrote a story for children. The Fish Who Found the Sea brings this delightful and wise parable to life for a new generation. Presented with new art from award-winning illustrator Khoa Le, here is a story as timely as it is entertaining-sharing a key message about getting into harmony with the flow of life.

In this tale of a tail, we meet a fish with a curiously familiar problem-he's gotten himself so mixed up that he spends all his time chasing himself in circles! Only the Great Sea knows how to help our poor fish get out of the mess he's created with his own runaway thoughts. Here is a parable that perfectly captures the wit and wisdom that have made Alan Watts a timeless teacher we will never outgrow.

Biographical Note

Alan Watts (1915–1973) is hailed as one of the most accessible and entertaining interpreters of Eastern philosophy in the West. A teacher whose popularity has only increased over time, he wrote more than 25 books, including the classic The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. This is his only teaching story created especially for children. Learn more at

Khoa Le is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, and painter based in Vietnam. She describes her work as whimsical, dark, yet vibrant and combines traditional and digital processes to create her final pieces. Learn more at