Pages isn't as good as AppleWorks Draw. You can do quite a lot if you learn how Pages works. I found the learning a bit difficult coming from AW but eventually I learnt most of the features.
http://i-work-in-pages.blogspot.se/ has several small tutorials which might help.
I thought I posted in the Pages forum. If you don't have Pages look at EazyDraw which might be an alternative to AW. I find it more difficult to use but on the other hand I really don't use the application.