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Here are some titles that you might find interesting.....
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli.
It is based on the fairy tale Rapunzel...told in alternating chapters
from the point of view of Zel, her mother, and the prince. It goes into the psychological motivation of all the characters.
The Great God Pan by Donna Jo Napoli.
A retelling of the Greek myths about Pan...whose reed flute frolicking leads him to a meeting with Iphigenia a human raised as the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra.
Spindle's End by Robin Mckinley.
The infant Princess Briar Rose is cursed on her mane day by Pernicia an evil fairy and then whisked away by a young fairy to b eraised in a remote part of a magical country unaware of her real identity and hidden from Pernicia"s vengeful powers.
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen.
A young woman"s promise to her dying grandmother leads her on a quest to discover the truth of her own family's mysterious beginnings in this grim retelling of the classic fairy tale " The Sleeping Beauty". In Yolen's modern day version the wall of thorns becomes a barbed wire prison...while the sleeping princess is both victim and heroine.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman.
In the sleepy English countryside of decades ago there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years and immediately to the east stands a high stone wall for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night , as they watch, a star falls from the sky and Victoria promises to marry Tristan if he will retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life..