We’ve noted before that talent often arrives in birthday batches. Today, for instance, is the birthday not only of Canada’s beloved children’s author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), but also of Mark Twain, who was born in a Missouri log cabin in 1835 and controversial playwright David Mamet (1947) who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1984.
This year, the spotlight is on Ms. Montgomery who is today honored for her 141st birthday with a Google Doodle.
Montgomery is best known as the author of Anne of Green Gables and a whole bouquet of related books, which have famously been made into films and movies. Montgomery’s legacy has been an enduring one and she remains one of the world’s best loved of authors of children’s books.