The Adventures of Dod

Thomas R. Williams was raised in Utah, roaming the fields and mountains with his best friend, Kyle. He adamantly told his mother many times that he was an outdoor boy and, therefore, had no interest in reading. Now, a few decades later, he’s decided that books aren’t so bad.

If you’re a kid or you remember being one, read the short passages about when Thomas was young. If you’re a parent, you might enjoy the excerpts from the annual Christmas letter Thomas sends out to his family and friends--it's always devoted to the funny things that happen when you’re raising kids (he has thirteen).

Thomas Williams and his publisher, Zettai Makeru, support kids getting a good education. Thomas has visited tens of thousands of kids in schools to promote reading and writing.  Recently, many kids participated in The Adventures of Dod 500 word essay contest.  31 students were awarded cash prizes, including the first place of $1,000! 

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"You putrid, loathing, degenerate snake!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

"I'd rather dig ditches at Twistyard than be eating maggot puke here in Driaxom." 

~ Dod, Book 2

"Sorry I didn't get the rest of him."

~ Dod, Book 2

 "You really don't have to do this...if you fall and get hurt, we'll all be in trouble--eyeball deep."

~ Buck, Book 1

"Dod, you must be made of something more durable than I am. It's your lucky feet, I guess." 

~ Higga, Book 1

"I can assure you, nobody has stepped foot in your quarters since my guards discovered the door had been breached..."

~ Jibb Book 1

"Why be mad when you can choose to be happy?" 

~ Bowlure, Book 1

"It doesn't matter what ya want.  Yer gonna have to take it." 

~ Joop, Book 2

"You probably thought they were extinct, didn't you?  It's amazing what you can accomplish if you're one of the Zoots." 

~ Youk, Book 2

 "Oh--that Dod."

~ Neadrou, Book 2

"Look ad you self, puny, ugly worm!" 

~ Dungo, Book 1

"He's old enough to know what he wants, rich enough to buy what he wants, and powerful enough to win whomever he wants. He's got the tri-trumpous!" 

~ Pone, Book 2

"You've lost your freshy-mind, fool!  Now we're both out of the game!" 

~ Sawb, Book 1

"Please, please, please be alive."

~ Sawny, Book 2

"Oh, and Eluxa, if you think Bowy ever noticed you, you're the one with a horrible memory!" 

~ Boot, Book 1

 "It's the best in all of us, the grand dream, the lingering hope of what my family trusts can one day become everyone's inheritance."

~ Dilly, Book 1

 "Don't worry, they're up to real action."

~ Dilly, Book 1

 "You can't tell a soul....I was--uh--someplace I shouldn't have been, and I may have heard--"

~ Toos, Book 2

 "I'm surprised to see you all made it back in one piece."

~ Youk, Book 1

"Fourteen? You're hardly weaned. Where's your mother? I should expect she is worried stiff that you've escaped your crib....Perhaps you've lost your way..."

~ Sirlonk, Book 1

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