the story continues, as does balloon’s journey, with page 12
if you have just stumbled upon this story, you can pick up from the beginning here
in other news, there’s not much news:
as soon as i finished i read that the author, ellen raskin, did quite a bit of work designing the book visually; not just the cover, but even how the text would appear on the page. so if you’re going to read it, find an analog copy.