Mr. Dog's Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn is a classic children's story about the friendly trickster Mr. Dog, who brings the magic of Christmas to his animal friends in the Deep Woods.

"This gorgeous edition" tells "the charming Victorian tale of Mr. Dog, a rascal who poses as Santa Claus to give gifts to his forest friends 'Possum, 'Coon, and Crow... [it] features a hard cover wrapped in red linen with gold-stamped lettering and something the story never had before: four-color illustrations."  Read more...

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The Mr. Dog Podcast


Come gather 'round! Every two weeks until Christmas we're reading another of Albert Bigelow Paine's classic, Victorian-era children's stories about the Hollow Tree and the animal friends that live there. You can always find the most recent episode right here, and a full archive of the show on our podcast page.


Inspired by Jack Rabbit, the Hollow Tree Folks plant a garden. It turns out a little trickier than expected, and Mr. Crow gets himself in hot water while improvising dinner.