It is always a treat when the Google Doodle of the day is book-related, and today just so happens to be just such an occasion. The Google Doodles for November 30th features Anne of Green Gables , the beloved children's novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It's a fitting celebration for what would have been the author's 141st birthday. Anne herself would undoubtedly be delighted.
Anne of Green Gables was originally published in 1908 and is set on Mongomery's home island, Prince Edward Island in Canada. The titular character is an 11-year-old orphan who was mistakenly sent to live with middle aged brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who had wanted to adopt a boy in order to get help on their family farm. The book follows the imaginative and energetic Anne as she navigates life with the Cuthberts, her school, new friends, and eventually finds a permanent place in the world for the first time after a life of orphanages and temporary homes. It's a charming book that has been adapted dozens of times for film and television since its original publication, and still has fans over a century later.
And now, it's also made it into the Google Doodle, with today's doodle featuring several iconic scenes from the book. Quite an impressive feat for a young redhead from 1908.
And naturally, her fans are excited.
Lucy Maud Montgomery, the book's author, achieved widespread fame after the books publication and became the first Canadian woman to be named to the British Royal Society of the Arts. She wrote several sequels to Anne of Green Gables and ultimately published 20 books and over 500 short stories before her death in 1942 at the age of 67.
And it's fitting that her work gets honored today.
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