In Finland, one of the most popular children's book series is about the Muumis and is written by Tove Jansson. These books are for ages 9-12 and some are listed here on the Amazon site.
This is really neat. Uncle Remus Site This site is part of a project to put Joe Harris' writing online. Here's a description from their site: "Uncle Remus: Social Context and Ramifications is an attempt to reintroduce Harris' tales, and his legendary narrator, while placing them in a historical context. The primary sources and commentaries we offer hopefully will shed light on Harris' purpose in publishing his stories and the public response to both his Remus tales and his other works. They will make observations about post-Civil War black culture, and Southern society in general, using the stories and the reactions they engendered as points of reference.
Hopefully, this collection will offer other students of the South one or two new insights into the region's endlessly complex myths and meanings. "
You can find, print, and read the original stories right from this site.