Today’s Google logo has been replaced with an animated Doodle honoring children’s book author Lucy Maud Montgomery on what would have been the writer’s 141st birthday.

The Doodle links to a search for “Lucy Maud Montgomery” and includes sharing icons to post the image on your Google+, Facebook and Twitter profiles or send it via email.

Born in 1874 on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, L.M. Montgomery — as she was better known from her book covers — published the first of the “Anne of Green Gables” series in 1908, turning many 11-year-old girls into serious bookworms over the years. (Although as one of those girls with her nose constantly in a book growing up, I was always more partial to Montgomery’s “Emily of New Moon” trilogy.)

Designed by Doodler Olivia Huynh, today’s Google Doodle was inspired by a specific scene from “Anne of Green Gables.” It’s one of three animated images Google included on the Google Doodle blog.

Here are all three Doodles Huynh created to honor the famous writer:




According to Google, “Anne of Green Gables” became one of Canada’s best-selling books ever, translated into 20 languages and selling more than 50 million copies to date. Montgomery was named a member of the British Royal Society of Arts and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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