DD is into princesses. She loves the Disney ladies. (Her godmother works for Disney, so gets lots of free girly stuff.) We're going to paint fairy tale things on her walls: Wendy/Peter Pan/Tink, Aladdin/Jasmine, a wishing well from Snow White, probably Cinderella's mice and carriage. But are there other fairy tales where the princess slays the dragon, or something like that? I HATE the idea that she likes doing her hair and dressing up. (She loves playing with my necklaces/bracelets, etc.) I was into Transformers and horses when I was her age. I want her to kick butt, not to just get all dolled up for the Knight.
So, any stories that I could reference (besides Mulan) where a girl stands up for herself?