30/11/2011 11:00 GMT | Updated 30/01/2012 05:12 GMT

Mark Twain's Google Doodle - (VIDEO)

To honour Mark Twain's 176th birthday, has displayed a panoramic scene featuring The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, painting a picket fence with a friend.

You might recall that in the book, Tom is charged by his Aunt Polly to whitewash a fence, but the boy makes his friends do all the work for him so he can enjoy a day off.

The Washington Post writes, "The Doodle's folksy style can be read as a nod to original Twain illustrator True Williams."

Mark Twain, was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, died on April 21, 1910 as one of the most celebrated authors in the U.S.

Twain's celebrated works include The Innocents Abroad (1869) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) and The Prince and the Pauper (1881). Twain's autobiography, published at his behest in 2010, was a "smash hit" when released,

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