Lucy Maud Montgomery Gets a Google Doodle for Her Birthday

By Maryann Yin 

Anne of Green Gables Google Doodle (GalleyCat)

Google has created a Doodle to celebrate Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 141st birthday. She became well-known for writing the Anne of Green Gables children’s books series.

Here’s more from the Google Doodle webpage: “Doodler Olivia Huynh, herself an Anne of Green Gables fan, wanted to honor Montgomery by illustrating several scenes from the beloved novel, including a particularly memorable one in which Anne mistakenly bakes a cake with liniment (a medicated oil) instead of vanilla. Here’s to Anne with an ‘e’ Shirley and her revered creator, Lucy Maud Montgomery. ”

In the past, Google has crafted Doodles in honor of Pride & Prejudice author Jane AustenLittle House series author Laura Ingalls Wilder, poet Langston Hughes, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, Where the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak, and more. Here’s a video from Google headquarters spotlighting the artists behind the doodles. Which authors would you suggest as future Doodle subjects? (via Time)