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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"...I could have died.  Some dosippitous corranus handled my riggings today." 

~ Sirlonk, 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

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

~ Dod, Book 1

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

~ Buck, Book 1

 "I wouldn't quit the Coosings!  Sawb really stretched when he appointed me last year--my family, you know; we're not chauss or toting gold."

~ Doochi, Book 1

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

~ Zerny, Book 1

"I'm sorry, Ingrid.  As a mayler, I think I'm more needed on that untamed horse." 

~ Horsely, Book 2

"My goodness, son!  The word's not Dossum!" 

~ Higga, Book 1

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

~ Joop, Book 2

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

~ Jibb Book 1

"He's tilted his glossy eyes at the pile of droppings and missed the whole team of mules pulling the cart." 

~ Commendus, Book 1

"If you want something bad enough, you'll fight with all you've got to get it." 

~ Jack Parry, Book 2

"Sure he does.  That's a bunch of boosap!" 

~ Boot, Book 1

 "WE'RE TAKING RAUL DOWN!"

~ Boot, Book 1

"Mentioning Boot's father like that was completely heartless and unforgivable.  Only a rock with no emotion whatsoever would concoct the things he said." 

~ Sawny, Book 2

"I thought I told you to run, boy!  Apparently my legs work just fine."

~ Dod, Book 1

"I mean--boingy-boing--you single-handedly caught The Dread.  Why would you suddenly turn foul on us?  How stupid can they be?" 

~ Dari, Book 2

“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

 "Show them you're a Chantolli, my boy!  Show them!"

~ Juny, Book 2

"Not so fast.  I know you. You're full of tricks. The moment I turn my back, you'll disappear for another three months." 

~ Jibb, Book 2

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