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...

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

~ Dilly, Book 1

"You'll bring me there next time, won't you, Cole?"

~ Josh, 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

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

~ Bonboo, Book 1

"Please, please, please be alive."

~ Sawny, Book 2

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

~ Boot, Book 2

"I'd rather dig ditches at Twistyard than be eating maggot puke here in Driaxom." 

~ Dod, 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

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

~ Dod, Book 1

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

~ Josh, Book 1

"In your dreams, maggot!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

"We need another quick mind around here these days--tough times with the likes of Dreaderious and his kind lurking about."

~ Mercy, Book 1

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

~ Murdore, Book 2

"You putrid, loathing, degenerate snake!" 

~ 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

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

~ Ingrid, Book 2

“All that intrigue over a couple of notes? Even Sawny doesn’t like books that much.”

~ Buck, Book 1

"You've lost your freshy-mind, fool!  Now we're both out of the game!" 

~ Sawb, 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

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