I originally purchased a copy of this book out of a [sale] bin at K-Mart when I was 13. I am now 25, have looked for the sequel for years, and while I've found other books written by this author, have never found the 2nd book in the Elderie series. I think perhaps it did not sell well enough (Why??? It was GREAT!!) and the author never got back to it, or perhaps she changed her name. If that's the case, I've never been able to figure out what she could possibly be publishing under today. This is a great book, and though the ending does leave off on a TOTAL CLIFFHANGER, it is still well worth the read. Like the other reviewers have said, Elderie is a great, believable character, and there were several times during the course of reading this book where I wished I could magically transport myself to her world, and make the other characters stop being so mean to her!