The Mr. Dog Podcast

Every other week until Christmas we'll be reading another of Albert Bigelow Paine's classic, Victorian-era stories about the Hollow Tree and the animal friends that live there. Paine wrote three books of Hollow Tree stories, one for each of his three daughters. The last story in the series is called "Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn," and it's that wonderful final story that we've republished with Adam McCauley's brilliant new illustrations. Stay tuned for that story during our ritual finale, on Christmas Eve.

Narration and music by Henry Cordes.

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The Mr. Dog Podcast

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

We're delighted to share this new rendition of our favorite Christmas story, read by Hollow Tree friend, William McKinney. Learn more about Will and his work at IMDB.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas comes to the Hollow Tree Inn, but not without some behind-the-scenes magic on the part of Mr. Dog.

Friday, December 08, 2017

The Little Lady and the Storyteller have a picnic, and the Hollow Tree folks do too. Mr. 'Coon and the Old Black Crow play a little prank on Mr. 'Possum.

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Little Lady knocks over some flower pots and is quite embarrassed, so the Story Teller decides to tell about a time when Jack Rabbit got himself into a similar situation.

Friday, November 10, 2017

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.