When Carly’s mother agrees to let Carly and best friend Zoë accompany her on an archaeological dig, the girls are ecstatic. Three months in the jungles of Guatemala helping a team of archaeologists unearth ancient Maya artifacts—what could be better? When a valuable artifact goes missing, though, Carly’s mother gets blamed, and their dream summer turns into a nightmare. With the help of Zoë and new friend, Lio, Carly sets out to catch the thief and save her mother’s job. The friends scale Maya pyramids, search secret caves, and confront fearsome wildlife. They soon learn the jungle is alive with danger, especially when you’re hunting something that doesn’t want to be caught.
PYRAMID OF THE LOST WORLD is the first title in Page’s Lost Worlds Series. Lost Worlds are places from the long ago past. Their people once enjoyed the admiration, and sometimes the fear and envy, of the world. Much like Americans today, they were proud of their achievements. For various reasons, often unknown, these civilizations declined and became “lost” to us.
Page Wins Georgia Writer of the Year Award
June 19, 2013
Macon, GA – Sandra Page Flatau of Macon, writing as Sandra Page, received Georgia Writers Association’s 2013 “Georgia Author of the Year” (GAYA) award/Children’s Book category for “PYRAMID OF THE LOST WORLD,” her mid-grade adventure novel set in the rainforest of Guatemala.
The 2013 GAYAs were presented on Saturday, June 15 at Kennesaw State College. More than 115 books in 13 categories were nominated for this year’s 49th GAYA event.
2013 GAYA judge Pat Garrett cited Page’s book as “an engaging adventure story,” “fast-paced,” and one that “transports the reader into the Maya jungle.”
Sandra Page and PYRAMID OF THE LOST WORLD Featured in Macon Magazine
December 19, 2012
(excerpt from the article by Paige Henson)
“Unlike many retired Baby Boomers, Macon attorney Sandra Page Flatau never pined for a career as a published author of children’s fiction. In fact, after a decade as a teacher with a master degree in history, she entered law school at Mercer University and embarked on a successful 23-year career as a trial lawyer and municipal judge before deciding to write. Her writing inspiration was a photo she had taken as a child in 1955 during a family trip to a little-known marketplace in Guatemala. Although greatly faded, the old snapshot still triggers vivid memories of a place that set Flatau’s imagination aglow.
“As the mother of two children, Joe and Colleen, she felt her adventurous childhood helped set the stage for a lifetime love of learning, and she wanted her children, grandchildren, and others to experience similar influences. “The food, the smells, the vibrant colors, the kindness of the Maya people – all of it fascinated me’ she said, describing the effect of the snapshot she pored over some six decades after it was taken with her Brownie Instamatic. “I have always known that travel could create magic, but not all children can have that opportunity.” She hopes her book will give young readers a real taste of adventure and a glimpse into a lost civilization…”