Monday, November 30, 2015
Happy Birthday Lucy Maud Montgomery
You may have noticed that the Google Doodle for today was a cute cartoon featuring a red-haired little girl. This is meant to represent one of the most iconic characters in literary history. She is known as Anne of Green Gables and her creator was Lucy Maud Montgomery. I was like a lot of little girls growing up and this series was the first one I read from beginning to end. I also remember watching the TV series based on it that aired on PBS.
L.M. Montgomery grew up in Canada raised by her maternal grandparents after her mother's death. She was full of imagination and creativity and as you imagine....living with the elderly couple did not provide much of an outlet. She soon began channeling that energy into writing. I don't want to go into too much detail on her life history but you should give her a search on the net. She was a pretty fascinating woman.
The book image above is from Amazon and this particular edition features side notes on the author's bio. This particular edition is available for $.99 as a Kindle edition today. It is also available in paperback and hardcover. Amazon is also running a 30% of any print book special right now using promo code: HOLIDAY30. I am totally taking advantage of that!
The quote below is one of my favorites. The image came from the L.M. Montgomery Institute's website. This is a great place to read all about her life and literary contributions. ( http://www.lmmontgomery.ca/)
I am glad that Google took the time today to celebrate Montgomery on what would have been her 141st birthday. Happy Birthday Ms. Montgomery and thanks for all the great stories.