Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - Sept 22

Today's teaser is from a book I've already reviewed but better late than never right? Zel, by Donna Jo Napoli is a re-telling of the Rapunzel story. Zel's mother can control plants and makes a tree grow larger so that she can climb into the tower while Zel's hair is growing. Zel wants her mother to leave the tree large so that some of the forest creatures can come visit her. This is her mother's explanation.

From page 112:

"The tree must shrink in upon itself when I'm not here Zel. Otherwise what would prevent your enemy from climbing up, just as I do?"

My review can be found right here.


celi.a said...

I love Donna Jo Napoli! You've chosen a good teaser, too. The explanations and dialogue are especially important in that novel, if I remember right...because as the reader you're right there with Zel piecing things together. Nice!

You can check out my teaser here.

celi.a said...

Ha! Just realized I've been leaving the wrong link! (sorry, I'm a dork)

My teaser can ACTUALLY be found here.

zetor said...

Sounds a good book.

jlshall said...

Her mother was her only visitor? How sad for Zel. Great teaser!

alitareads said...

I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds really interesting. Fairy tale retellings are usually intriguing.
Here's my Teaser Tuesday.