The Adventures of Vin Fiz
by Clive Cussler
Original publication date: 2006 by Putnam
paperback | 9780142407745
Ten-year-old twins Lacey and Casey Nicefolk live on a tiny herb farm in California, wishing they could see the world...But how, when times are so hard? That is where Sucoh Sucop comes in (you may notice his name is Hocus Pocus spelled backward).The mysterious man leaves the twins a magic box that can transform any toy into a life-sized reality. Soon, Casey and Lacey, and their faithful hound Floopy, are soaring cross-country through the sky in the enchanted Vin Fiz, Casey's model of a Wright Brothers biplane.Yet the ride is not a smooth one. The twins encounter danger after danger, and must rescue a town held captive by gold-hungry bandits, not to mention a runaway train full of terrified passengers!