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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"Oh, it shouldn't be that hard.  There's always something for getting something else." 

~ Dr. Shelderhig

"...if I would have been in your shoes, with Bonboo telling me to jump and save myself... I probably would have jumped." 

~ Boot, Book 1

"I cheat!  Let me show you my back patio, it's the secret to my success with plants."

~ Youk, Book 1

“Too much truth in the hands of a liar is more dangerous than a world of lies told to the truthful. When people like The Dread are mostly honest, they’re more deadly.”

~ Bonboo, Book 1

"Promise me you'll seek out the full truth and the secrets after I'm dead..."

~ Bonboo, 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 thought we had an agreement!  Didn't you sign with your knife?" 

~ Murdore, Book 2

"Bah! I think you're being humble....You'd make a great Chief Noble Tredder of Green."

~ Dilly, Book 1

"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

"Look ad you self, puny, ugly worm!" 

~ Dungo, Book 1

"How can Bly get wealthy on gadgets like this?  They're way too hard to use--too many instructions."

~ Buck, Book 1

"Fine enough, but can't you let an old lady like myself use your facility first.  I'm likely to leak any minute. Your men rudely dragged me away from the shipyard, claiming I was trouble..." 

~ Ingrid, Book 2

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

~ Skap, Book 2

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

~ Bonboo, Book 1

"As you can all see, I'm a fortunate man indeed..." 

~ Commendus, Book 2

"He does stuff like that....You ought to come back to Twistyard with us.  It's more fun being a Coosing now that Dod's around..." 

~ Buck, Book 2

"Of course he is dricking you....Look ad him."

~ Dungo, Book 1

 "Yes, that's very true--The Dread--my goodness, I hate thinking of The Dread."

~ Commendus, Book 1

 "Then good!  Their anger will serve me well!"

~ Dark Hood, Book 2

 "Justice needs to be served, and I'm more than ready to dish it out!"

~ Boot, Book 1

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