Otto and the Hunt for Mal Goue

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Otto DeGraff becomes a stowaway on a sailing ship in search of Mal Goue, the mythical artifact that turns dirt into gold. Along the way, Otto stumbles into the biggest act of treason in the history of the Dutch East India Company. Join Otto on his adventure, starting with a daring escape and ending in an epic sword duel on the deck of the Pirate King’s ship. More

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About Greg Blok

Born and raised in Canada, Greg began writing shortly after graduating from Lakehead University and teaching a class of exceptional children. The first time the writing bug caught was when he composed a complete play for his grade six class in 2 hours to the amazement of his students.

A few years later, Greg began the manuscript that became "Otto and the Hunt for Mal Goue". It was put on the back burner for 5 years as Greg pursued his career and had 3 wonderful children with his wonderful wife.

A chance meeting with a friend pushed Greg to re-read Napoleon Hill's classic "Think and Grow Rich". He realised the first time he read the book, he didn't understand the messaging and immediately picked back up the book and began to re-write. A more mature and more focused manscript appeared, like magic.

With the support and love of his wife, Greg took the leap and decided to publish his book on Smashbooks after reading a twitter article on Amanda Hocking.

The story "Otto and the Hunt for Mal Goue" is the culimination of dreams and hard work. I hope you enjoy it!


Review by: Brian Jasmann on April 10, 2012 :
Lots of adventure and life lessons from a boy who was determined to make his own choices in life, escaped the arranged marriage and spell of his family beliefs. An excellent lesson for kids to face challenges, develop strength and create a winning attitude
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: tracy easton on April 03, 2012 :
Great book! Fast paced, good cliffhangers at the end of chapters making it great reading at bedtime.I read this to my 5 year old daughter and my 7 year old son. They are ready for a sequel! The kids loved the pirates and that the hero was a little clumsy!

There is a small mention of a sea monster my kids thought was funny. See if you can find it! lol
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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