From flowers to seeds, Frances Theodora Parsons' Plants and Their Children is a charming nature guide for young readers. Originally published over 100 years ago, Parsons’ sweet, accessible prose and the original illustrations by Parsons’ sister Alice Josephine Smith continue to inspire and teach the next generation of naturalists.
Frances Theodora Parsons (1861-1952) was a writer, naturalist, and suffragist. Her many nature books were rooted in long walks in the countryside. Her most popular book, How to Know the Wildflowers, was praised by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and Rudyard Kipling and has remained in print since its publication in 1893.