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.