on 30 December 2009
Magic Realist press have a unique and wonderful way of making pictures that fascinate, intrigue and which give a good feeling inside.
The pictures were made using the drawings of famous artist J Granville and feature humanized animals in bright and colourful costumes and scenery. It's full of life, amusement and wisdom. Based on the Rider-Waite deck, the 'Fantastic Menagerie' is very easy to understand for the beginner, and offers new insight and perspective for the experienced reader. It's a very enjoyable deck.
As usual, the cards are accompanied by a beautifully bound, in-depth book which explains the picture and meaning of each card in detail. The cards are a good size with a matt finish, although not very robust. The book and deck come in an easily accessible box and one extra, special card.
I highly recommend this kit.