Author: Albert Bigelow Paine
Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937) was a prolific and broadly talented American author and biographer whose books and stories remain beloved by children and adults alike. After a ten year career as a photographer and later as a dealer in photographic supplies, he sold his company and, at the age of 34, became a writer full-time. He is perhaps most famous for his three-volume biography of Mark Twain, with whom he lived and traveled for four years. In France, where he lived for several years, he remains well-known for his biography of Joan of Arc, which earned him the distinction of Chevalier in the Legion of Honor. His other writings include several popular travel books, two novels, and four story-books for children about the Deep Woods people, who dwell in the Hollow Tree.
Mr. Dog's Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn (synopsis)