THE ADVENTURES OF VIN FIZ is a fun and imaginative story that will thrill any and all readers. Clive Cussler fills the pages with exciting quests (like rescuing a runaway train) and tosses in a bit of silly humor for flair (including some of the characters' unusual and pun-like names). Abstract: Ten-year-old twins Casey and Lacey fly an enchanted, antique airplane, named the 'Vin Fiz,' across the United States and have several daring adventures along the way. Includes historical notes on the real 'Vin Fiz,' the name of the airplane that made the first transcontinental flight in 1911.
· Title:The Adventures of Vin Fiz
· Author: Clive Cussler
· Library Location: Pampa Lovett Memorial Library
Twins Casey and Lacey Nicefolk, from Castroville, California travel the United States in a model of the Vin Fiz Plane by the Wright Brothers. A man came to their house one summer and he built the children a magical box that would turn toys into real, working machines. They decided one day to make the model airplane into the real thing and fly to New York. They started out early in the morning with their dog Floppy; they faced many challenges along the way. They had to save a town from henchmen making the towns people slaves in a gold mine. Casey and Lacey also had to help a runaway train stop that was full of passengers and to capture the bandits. Finally, their last adventure was to save two girls from going off the Niagara Falls in Buffalo NY.
· Personal Comments:
I chose this book because it had adventure and danger in it. I want my students to be excited and curious. I like them to get involved with the book. This book to me was a great read and I am twenty-three years old. I never knew what was going to come around the corner next. It helped me remember what it was like to be a kid and have a vivid imagination.
· Suggested Use in Classroom:
I would like to use this book in my classroom, because I feel that it has a connection of how the different parts of the United States has different landscapes and it comes together with the hierarchy of the different types of ecology for my biology class. The history of the Wright Brothers and what they did to make “Flight” become possible, shows my students how the physics of flight work into the world of biology.