So today is Lucy Maud Montgomery's 141st birthday. For those not familiar with her, she's the author of the Anne of Green Gables books, among others.
My favorite incarnation will always be the old Miyazaki anime series, Akage no Anne, because I loved seeing her mature.
And how adorable is the anime!version of Anne and rival/friend/loveofherlife Gilbert Blythe? I only wished the anime had continued beyond their friendship...
...and into their blossoming romance.
Moving on, LM Montgomery wrote lots of other books besides the Anne series, like The Blue Castle, Jane of Lantern Hill, and loads of other series. But Anne Shirley is the most memorble and most loved of all LM Montgomery's heroines.
Check out Google's animated homepage tribute to LM Montgomery on her 141st birthday!