Mr. Dog's Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn


The book tells the story of mischievous, kind-hearted Mr. Dog and his friends at the Hollow Tree Inn as they navigate Christmastime stories and traditions together. Adam McCauley illustrated the book in crow quill pen and ink, a demanding technique that produces stunning, detailed pictures and allows the reader to fall into the world of Mr. Dog and his friends. This illustration style evokes the Victorian origins of the story yet feels modern and fresh. The book comes in a hardcover with a red linen cloth.

Mr. Dog’s Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn is a story originally authored by Albert Bigelow Paine in 1898 and passed down through Betsy Cordes’ family over generations. Cordes and San Francisco illustrator Adam McCauley have recently republished this out-of-print story. 

As seen in the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook

Dimensions: 7.5" x 10", 30 pages

DESIGNER: Albert Bigelow Paine