Uthman Hutchinson has written numerous books for Muslim children.
The Islamic Foundation of North America, Inc summarized this book.
The first story has an anti-war message, although it probably simplifies, in retrospect, the Afghan rebellion against its Communist government. The second story has a good message of gender equality, or at least an expansion of the spheres in which Muslim women can participate as equals.
I have not been able to find an outlet which sells this book.