I had not read the first story in this series. I enjoyed it though, so I will borrow the first to read!
I liked how the story was told by the alternating point of view of Winnie and Miss Drake. It allowed me to connect with both of the main characters. This may confuse younger or inexperienced reader, however.
The intricate illustrations at the beginning of each chapter are wonderful! I love that they are in the pen and ink style. This adds to the old magic feel of the story.