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The Thirteenth Child - A fairy tale before bed

12 Brothers by Belinda Morris
I came across the fantastic illustration '12 Brothers' by Belinda Morris tonight and it intrigued me so much I looked for the original fairy tale.

The Twelve Brothers by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

'Once upon a time there were a king and a queen. They lived happily together and had twelve children, all boys. One day the king said to his wife, 'If our thirteenth child, which you are soon going to bring into the world, is a girl, then the twelve others shall die, so that her wealth may be great, and so she alone may inherit the kingdom.' Read on