Clive Cussler: The Adventures of Vin Fiz (USA 2006)
From the Publisher:
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, Casey¹s 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!
Clive Cussler: The Adventures of Vin Fiz. With Illustrations by William Farnsworth. Philomel Books, ISBN: 0399244743 (February, 2006), 167 p., $15.99.