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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 "E-everything you can see from here to L-Lake Mauj is his, and the l-lake is his, too."

~ Zerny, Book 1

"You putrid, loathing, degenerate snake!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

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

~ Dilly, Book 1

"Please, son, try to be good tomorrow." 

~ Bonboo, Book 1

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

~ Dod, Book 2

"I guess that's what you get for sleeping in.  You're a link left out of the chain." 

~ Buck, Book 1

"I can't imagine how they escaped without us noticing. The windows remained closed. We had them trapped."

~ Tridacello, Book 2

"...don't be quick to judge.  Beneath every wiggling glove is a hand, and it's behind the mask where the true man lies.  He has his good reasons, I'm sure: We know Dod." 

~ Bonboo, Book 2

"I don't know. It's a massive ball of trouble--its legs flailing, its razor-sharp claws slicing....I know this for sure--it's not meant to be here in Green."

~ Bowlure, Book 2

"Con won't mind.  If he's not here yet, we better eat while we still have a chance--that boy's as big as a barge. I'd pull a frog out my nose if he eats anything less than half-a-cow per day." 

~ Boot, Book 2

"I do....I keep all of the rules that need keeping!" 

~ Dilly, 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

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

~ Youk, Book 1

" There are only two kinds of people in the world. The kind that do stuff and the kind that always talk about doing stuff. Nobody's in between." 

~ Jack Parry, Book 2

"In your dreams, maggot!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

"Enjoy Driaxom.  I hope you live a long, long, long life!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

"Quiet as a mouse.  What would he have been shouting about?" 

~ Dilly, Book 2

"Zerny's pets....He's taken to a hobby, but someth'n smudged 'em all out."

~ Skap, Book 2

"But for the love of Saluci, that mare is foremost in Youk's heart." 

~ Sawny, Book 1

"You just don't go there and expect to come back alive. Cat fights are wicked." 

~ Dod, Book 1

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