Dutton Books for Young Readers Children of the Flying City
Dutton Books for Young Readers Children of the Flying City

Children of the Flying City

By Jason Sheehan


Publication Date: February 7, 2023

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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up

A fast-paced and wondrously detailed countdown of orphan Milo Quick’s final days in the doomed flying city of Highgate. Perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson’s layered storytelling and Adam Gidwitz’s wry narrators.

Brought to the flying city of Highgate when he was only five years old, orphan Milo Quick has never known another home. Now almost thirteen, Milo survives one daredevil grift at a time, relying only on his wit, speed, and best friends Jules and Dagda.

A massive armada has surrounded Highgate’s crumbling armaments. Because behind locked doors—in opulent parlors and pneumatic forests and a master toymaker’s workshop—the once-great flying city protects a powerful secret, hidden away for centuries. A secret that’s about to ignite a war. One small airship, the Halcyon, has slipped through the ominous blockade on a mission to collect Milo—and the rich bounty on his head—before the fighting begins. But the members of the Halcyon’s misfit crew aren’t the only ones chasing Milo Quick.


True friendship is worth any risk in this clever, heart-racing adventure from award-winning author and journalist Jason Sheehan. Sheehan weaves together wry narration and multiple points of view to craft a richly imagined tale that is dangerous and surprising, wondrous and joyful.

About the Author

Jason Sheehan is a freelance journalist and James Beard award-winning author. In addition to being a book and video game critic for NPR, he has published three books for adults. This is his first book for young readers.

Author Residence: Philadelphia, PA

Format: Paperback

Length: 416 pages

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: February 7, 2023

ISBN: 9780593109533

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