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 don't imagine he'll be here to bother you tonight....He's out watching again." 

~ Saluci, Book 2

"...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

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

~ Dod, Book 1

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

~ Dr. Shelderhig

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

~ Dark Hood, Book 2

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

~ Commendus, Book 2

"Ludicrous!  Stand back....You're telling me he's a threat?" 

~ Ingrid, Book 2

"I think part of me has already fallen asleep--not because of your stories, they're wonderful.  I just have--ah--a problem with my legs." 

~ Dod, Book 1

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

~ Sirlonk, Book 1

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

~ Joop, Book 2

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

~ Dilly, Book 1

"Everyone deserves a second chance...everyone." 

~ Boot, Book 2

"Sorry about Pap...I liked him."

~ Tonnis, 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

"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

 "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

 "If The Dread is among us, then we must act normal.  Any suspicious behavior would certainly lead to a swift and fatal meeting with him!"

~ Dilly, Book 1

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

~ Youk, Book 1

 "...my aunt is always saying that a woman's first right is to change her mind as many times as she wants, and a man's first duty is to accept it."

~ Dod, Book 1

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