At the bottom of the deep blue sea, self-doubt is top of mind for Huan the fish. Huan can’t stop comparing himself to his friend, Fly – a majestic seahorse with a golden crown atop her head, bright patterns on her chest and glowing green skin that resembles a lush forest. So, Huan hatches a plan to get a magic gold coin that will transform him into a special sea creature like no other.

Huan Lucky Fish, an original story by Bandile Sikwane, drives home an age-old message that each of us is far more awesome and special than we can imagine.

The purple Octopus from Huan Lucky Fish putting a hook in mouth of a sea creature.
A headshot of children's book author Bandile Sikwane against a solid white background.



Bandile Sikwane is an author and digital publisher with a passion for promoting inclusivity and representation through literature

It is this passion that drove him to combine his experience as a teacher, journalist and communication’s expert to produce multicultural, multilingual and multimedia works. Bandile’s previous works include Kgabo Learns to Use the Magic Words, The Big Sneeze and Donkey’s Epic Surprise Party.

An image of graphic designer and illustrator Thabang Mohapi.



Thabang Mohapi is a graphic & UX designer, illustrator and author based in Durban. He writes and illustrates children’s books and is also the founder of a children’s content company called iPhupho Story House.

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