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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WHO SAID IT?
SEE IF YOU KNOW...

"I'm serious about bad luck. It's funny until it happens to you..." 

~ Sawny, Book 1

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

~ Juny, Book 2

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

~ Boot, Book 1

"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

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

~ Sawny, Book 1

"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

"You're not the only one that thinks the Camerons ought to be taught a royal lesson." 

~ Josh, Book 1

"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

"I almost didn't recognize you with a shirt on." 

~ Dari, Book 2

"I'd like strawberry jam on my toast."

~ Dod, 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

"You putrid, loathing, degenerate snake!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

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

~ Skap, Book 2

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

~ Bonboo, Book 1

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

~ Dod, Book 1

"Tooshi-wanna, Tooshi-wanna." 

~ Abbot, Book 2

"Okay, you're right. Run me through with your sword and get it over with. I admit I was wrong."

~ Boot, Book 1

"You putrid, loathing, degenerate snake!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

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

~ Tridacello, Book 2

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

~ Dark Hood, Book 2

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