TIME Appreciation

Google Doodle Celebrates John Steinbeck

The author would have been 112

Today’s Google Doodle is one big, interactive birthday card to Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck, who would have turned 112 today.

Google Doodle John Steinbeck

After clicking on the Doodle, users get transported to a click through animation that highlights his greatest works, starting with The Grapes of Wrath.

Google Doodle John Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath
Google

Clicking the image prompts illustrations based on the Pulitzer Prize and Nation Book Award winning novel to appear on the screen along with famous quotes.

Google Doodle John Steinbeck
Google

Other books featured included Cannery Row:

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Of Mice and Men:

Google Doodle John Steinbeck of mice and men
Google

The Pearl:

Google Doodle John Steinbeck The Pearl
Google

and Travels with Charlie in Search of America:

Google Doodle John Steinbeck travels with charlie
Google

Steinbeck died in 1968 at 66.

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