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Eleven year old Anatolia Steppe arrives in Petra and finds her mother missing But that's not unusual Her mom's an archaeologist who often disappears into the wild places with no indoor plumbing or connection to the Internet An odd encounter with a ministry official offering protection sends Ana into the confusing maze of str. Ana age 11 has been left in the care of a new nanny Mrs Brown and Mrs Brown s son Gordy also age 11 The three of them have traveled to Petra ostensibly to meet up with Ana s mother an archaeologist but Ana s mother seems to be missing Where is she Ana s dad disappeared 7 months ago but is he really dead Adding to Ana s missing parents are a helpful and English speaking street urchin a suspect Jordanian government official a possible antiuities thief difficult shopkeepers missing children and a mysterious and lost ancient treasureLots of adventure fast moving Interesting and unexpected character development I have visions of kids looking for information on the history of the ancient Nabateans and the descriptions of the ruined city of Petra Clearly Book 1 of a new series and I ll look forward to reading the next book to see how the plot twistsProbably 4th or 5th grade and up mostly girls interest will depend upon the children s interest in history and in adventureWritten by a former spy

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Lost in Petra

Eets as she decides to find her mother herself Instead she encounters an antiuities collector who ends up dead a fortuneteller who knows too much and a key to what is lost Ana begins to suspect the secret package from her mother she carries wrapped in muslin is much than just a clue to an ancient Nabatean treasure the fabled. The day Lost in Petra arrived my neighbor stopped in with her 10 year old daughter She started reading it while her mother and I talked and didn t want to leave I did let her finish it and she said it was good and wanted to know if I had As an adult reader I enjoyed the story It did not propel me through the chapters like many modern adventure books but I m not sure that s a bad thing It actually lets you take the time to stop and think about it rather than cutting off a chapter in mid action It reminded me of the classic adventures I read as a kid Ie You don t have to be running to or from something on every page to be transported into the story and enjoy the journeyI have to admit that middle eastern history is not my strong suit but after reading this book I did spend some time with a refresher an Jordanian history Lost in Petra brought a lot of history and culture into it without feeling preachy I thought it was great to include Ana s thought process in solving the puzzles and clues throughout the story Rather than just forcing the reader through the action it makes you feel like part of the solution As a nice touch a two page Arabic Nabatean vocabulary list and a page long authors note about the history are included at the end of the book It is listed as book 1 and you can see where book 2 will go but this does not leave you on a major cliffhanger So for all of the readers that hate series fear not you will have a complete story in this book You ll want book 2 because you enjoy the characters and this type of storyI feel Lost in Petra adds wonderfully to a slim selection of good clean adventure books for middle schoolers I would recommend this book to a child or classroom with an interest in history archeology puzzle solving or adventuremystery stories Although the main character is female I don t think this would detract boys from enjoying this story The nice way the chapters are divided this book would also lend itself well to bedtime reading for a smaller childDisclosure I received a free copy of this book from a goodreadscom giveaway I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book The thoughts and opinions written here are entirely my own I was not reuired to write a review

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Horde of the Golden Girdle In a world where djinn play mean tricks and someone's always watching Ana finds a friend in a boy named Gordy Together they track tomb robbers uncover a spy and discover much than gold and silver A surprising twist may even prove to be the end for Ana as she discovers no one is who they appear to. Ana waits in the lobby of the hotel just outside of Petra in Jordan Her mother is now fourteen and a half hours late coming to meet her Never mind that Ana received a telegram telling her that the trip had been cancelled which she immediately tore up Ana is determined to catch up with her mom especially since she also received a mysterious package from before leaving for the airport So when a sweaty man in a dark shiny suit tracks Ana down at the hotel and tries to send her home she gives him the slip What better way than disappearing in the winding streets of the town market Unfortunately she isn t able to give Gordy son of her new nanny the slip as easily Tall and gangly but tenacious he manages to keep up with her in her mad escape until she has no choice but to let him tag alongAna has traveled the world over with her parents and is comfortable navigating the streets of a foreign city as well as the archeological sites where they work Now she must use that experience to search for her mother among the shrines tombs and other hand carved edifices that make up Petra Despite Gordy s total lack of experience traveling in a foreign land he proves himself to be intelligent resourceful and stalwartly loyal as they climb to the hill tops explore the gloomy interiors of the monuments and crawl through nooks and crannies in the rock hewn structures of an ancient civilizationIn this Indiana Jones style adventure the two sleuths must solve the encoded message sent by Ana s mom to find her They soon learn that they must trust no one for the many characters they encounter are not what they seem It is a great read Since it is somewhat long for this age category I recommend it for advanced middle grade readers


10 thoughts on “Lost in Petra

  1. says:

    Ana age 11 has been left in the care of a new nanny Mrs Brown and Mrs Brown's son Gordy also age 11 The three of them have traveled to Petra ostensibly to meet up with Ana's mother an archaeologist but Ana's mother seems to be missing Where is she? Ana's dad disappeared 7 months ago but is he really dead? Adding to Ana's missing parents are a helpful and English speaking street urchin a suspect Jordanian gov

  2. says:

    This was an excellent story with a simple structure perfect for middle school readers The characters are interesting without being too one dimensional or complex the storyline is exciting and there are a lot of fun cultural snippets throughout Truly an educational yet enjoyable read I really enjoyed it despite being uite a bit older than a middle school student so I think it is suitable for all ages middle school and up

  3. says:

    Anatolia preferably Ana Steppe has lost her father recently so she is not about to be shipped back to the US when her mom fails to meet Ana in Petra Not the fax telling Ana not to come not the warning of danger will deter Ana from following the clues of her mom's location But first Ana must ditch the nanny Mrs Brown and her prying chatterb

  4. says:

    The day Lost in Petra arrived my neighbor stopped in with her 10 year old daughter She started reading it while her mother

  5. says:

    This is an entertaining adventure story for children The narrative is dramatic and intriguing but still appropriate for elementary school age kids We met one of the authors of this story Melissa Boyle Mahle at a local library program where she talked about her life as a spy in the CIA and taught about code breaking Our girls enjoy

  6. says:

    This is an amazing mystery book which includes suspenseful adventure and friendship Ana arrives in Petra to find her mother missing Tired of waiting and trying to escape from her strict babysitter she begins to search for her mother herself Surrounded by danger she uncovers and follows clues from archeological sites then eventually

  7. says:

    I read this a while ago but it cant have been very memorable because ive forgotten the plot

  8. says:

    This was a great book to read with my daughter while traveling through Jordan and Petra So cool to read a mystery set where you are

  9. says:

    Ana waits in the lobby of the hotel just outside of Petra in Jordan Her mother is now fourteen and a half hours late coming to meet her Never mind that Ana received a telegram telling her that the trip had been cancelled which she immediately tore up Ana is determined to catch up with her mom especially since she also received a mysterious package from before leaving for the airport So when a sweaty man in a dark shiny suit trac

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