Monday, 30 November 2015

Lucy Maud Montgomery Google Doodle Honors “Anne Of Green Gables” Author On Her 141st Birthday

Today’s Google logo has been replaced with an animated Doodle honoring children’s book author Lucy Maud Montgomery on what would of 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 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 throughout 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.According to Google, Anne of Green Gables became one of Canada’s bestselling 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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