When The was published we sensed more than a chance flavor of in the idea behind the story -- but sensed too the lack of the vital spark that made a modern classic. Now with a sequel, the lack is more evident than the resemblance. Once again, in episodic fashion, is told the further adventures of Carol and Bobby and their adored elderly sitter, Miss Pickett. Once again, when she takes off her black rimmed spectacles, strange things happen, the stove does its job without supervision, bureau drawers open, after the handles have come off. Once again the children have a far-off -- in place and time- experience, as they find themselves in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood and his merry men.... Butsomehow the magic doesn't ""take"" -- the stories seem contrived.