Google is honoring Norwegian children's literature author Anne-Cath. Vestly with a doodle in Norway. This would have been her 93rd birthday. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 88.
She won numerous awards, and her most famous work was Eight Children and a Truck (Åtte små, to store og en lastebil in Norwegian). It is about a family with eight children living in a small Oslo apartment. It was the first in a series of nine books known as the "Eight Children" series. Her first book, Ole Aleksander Filibom-bom-bom, also became a series of 12 books.
Other doodles Google has run this week include George Ferris (for Valentine's Day), Carnaval (in Brazil) and Feodor Chaliapin in Russia. Apparently there was briefly a doodle about Asteroid 2012 DA14 today, but Google removed it after the Meteor explosion in Russia.