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May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy (May the K9 Spy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

KC Frantzen , Taillefer Long
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sometimes I start with a well-thought out plan, and sometimes, me being me, things just happen. In my imagination I'm on my way, heading anywhere. Because anywhere's better than here.

Which is why I'm staring at this latch. I'm going to escape today. I've been watching closely to see how they work it, though no one's noticed.

Humans... So unaware...

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In this first-of-the-series adventure, May, an imaginative young Schnauzer, tells her own story in first dog. She escapes a bad situation through adoption into the home of a grouchy Labrador. When her new family moves to the country, May ventures out where she's not supposed to be, and discovers an odd "bird" near a rickety old shed with a secret.

She's on her way to becoming a K9 Spy!

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"The Perfect Book for a Child to Read or to Read to a Child!

Here’s a book a child will love! It expresses all the Right Values: Love, Respect, Patriotism, Courage, Honor, Duty & Caring. All wrapped up in an adventure sure to please both young and old!

C.S. Lewis was right. The best children's books are equally enjoyed by adults. "May on the Way" can be read on three levels and enjoyed on each. A very young child will like the antics of the feisty heroine, May, a Schnauzer with a keen sense of conscience. The older child will enjoy the spy adventure with the characters facing a 'coming of age' in that they must face their fears. The adult reader will see serious topics being treated in a way that a young person can appreciate."

"Fully illustrated, a good read for animal lovers 8 years and up."

"My tweens are loving May's story!"

"I just love it and rarely read a book in one sitting but took the time and am so glad I did. I shall re-read it."

"3 of the 4 winners of our Literacy awards chose May's book as a prize."

"The kids went crazy over it!"

"I love how you proposed questions at the end, and the 'code' to complete. Make the kids think!"

"You had me from the first paragraph. Thanks. When I'm finished, it goes to the grandkids."

"KC Frantzen's May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy is a delightful tale of a Schnauzer rising above a horrid beginning to become a bigger than life puppy hero, a story guaranteed to charm any child in your life. A host of illustrations by Taillefer Long adds to the fun of this charming story."

"What a fun story - very creative and kudos to the illustrator as well!"

"I love how you tell your K9 story, weaving in spiritual and establishment values. It's definitely a page-turner."

"You rock May. Now don't let this fame go to your head, young lady!"

"I have heard positive feedback from many of the teachers who were there for your presentation."

"She LOVES this book"

"I am 12 years old. I just finished your book... I loved this book so much that I don't want to read the sneak peek of the next book at all, because I want the book itself!!!"

"It was a pleasure to read, quite a tail or should I say a nub? I may not wait until Christmas to give the boys their books. Well done!"

"Your lively, attention-getting spy book is making the rounds here at Silver Springs Retirement Center. Everyone LOVES it!"

Product Details

  • File Size: 4991 KB
  • Print Length: 161 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RushJoy Press; 1 edition (November 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D38P4UM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for tweens!! May 24, 2013
By Dottie
What a great story of a puppy's survival, overcoming obsticals and being rescued in the nick of time - finding love and acceptance in a loving home all the way to a new career!! Bought it for my grandkids, nieces and nephews - but loved it myself!!! There's laughter, tears and great adventure!! It was specifically written for tweens but I would highly recommended for any age group!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! May 24, 2013
My kids really loved this book about May the K9 Spy! It's a super smart and charming story. we don't have dogs, but if we did, we'd want one just like May!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic May 25, 2013
By Stacey
This book was an answer to my prayers! I wasn't ready to give up the bedtime story with my kids and with one getting almost too old for that I knew my time was getting limited. We got this book and I read a chapter a kids were begging for another chapter after I finished....sometimes I would give in and read two :) The author does a wonderful job writing this book from a dog's perspective. What was really neat for me was at one point she has the characters pray. My son said, hmmm...She must be a Christian. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for suspense, humor, and a story that will engage your children.

We anxiously awaited the second book and have been reading out of it a couple of times a week (I am trying to make it last until the new book comes out in the fall). Today, we got to meet May and they had their pictures taken with her. She is so sweet!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun adventure! July 19, 2013
This is a fun book, with May telling HER story. Interesting to see the adventure through her eyes..from a dog's point of view! I think this is a good book to read together as a family. It has chapters which make for a bedtime reading ritual...or for kids to read themselves during family reading time. All ages will enjoy the suspense. May tells how she was rescued, then moved in with a loving family. She explains how she became an important K9 spy. I'm looking forward to the second book which has her on an adventure in Paris.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read! April 9, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
May On the Way:
How I Became a K9 Spy
By: KC Frantzen

I loved this first book in the May the K9 Spy series. What do you get with a dog that won’t be deterred, a past that shapes who you are, and a family that loves you? A wonderful adventure story about a fun-loving dog. Once you start this series, you won’t want to stop reading!

Ever wondered what a dog is thinking? In this series by KC Frantzen, May the K9 spy gives her account of what is happening. May has been abused by her previous owners, but then new owners come to give her a new life. This reminded me of God making us a new creature when we get saved. The past is forgiven and forgotten and all things become new. Even for May, she has to learn new ways of dealing with things, not to react like she did. A new friend recognizes her abilities and trains her to be a K9 Spy. As with us, God equips the ones he’s called. May has the exact attributes needed to become a K9 spy. She is trying to find her purpose in life. Isn’t that what we all are trying to do? Find our way in life. May has fun while doing it.

God gives us a new life. Through God’s grace, the past can be overcome. Pick up this book today and enjoy May’s adventures. Can’t wait to read more by this author!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An inspiration book May 27, 2013
By ruth
A beautiful book that inspires one to rise above difficult situations in life. It teaches that all is possible, that anyone can achieve all they were meant to be, with determination, faith, and love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On the way to five stars...oh it's already there! December 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
*Book Description*

May the K9 has been rescued and brought into a loving home...she can't wait to start some adventures. Which means her family had better watch out because May is a K9 spy!! Join May in all of her crazy adventures filled with fun, laughter, and suspense as she tells her story!

*What I liked*

I loved this cute little book...seriously, who wouldn't love a talking little spy dog narrating his life story? Especially younger kids with active imaginations, this book really does get your attention. Such a sweet cover too!

*What I didn't like*
My only complaints is that the spy stuff started a little late in the book (Not to worry the next two books in the series are out and reviews will be posted on my blog, later on today) and also that it had to end!!

*My Rating*

*Why my rating is what it is*
My rating is five stars for the adventure, fun, point of view, and fantastic writing in this book. The cover's fab too!!

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own and I was not compensated in any other way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars May On The Way: How I Become a K9 Spy May 25, 2013
I could not put this Book down and look forward to book 2. I recommend it to any age my vision is bad so I hope I can get it in audio so I can listen to it .
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book because May is a trooper
I love this book because May is a trooper. She won't let hard times get her down. She has a lot of hope. This can teach us a whole lot. Read more
Published 1 month ago by becky
5.0 out of 5 stars May on the way very cute
Your story was exciting, different and funny. I liked this book from beginning to end. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Published 3 months ago by Patricia Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book about a little dog that over came a ...
Fantastic book about a little dog that over came a lot of hurtles. Amazing adventyres and very reading for children and adults. This book was so good I could not put it down. Read more
Published 4 months ago by karen c riley
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Published 5 months ago by Creshia Hillis
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Story!
This is a great story. Started out a little slow but them grabs you and keeps you interested through to the end. The ending left me wanting more!
Published 6 months ago by S. Austad
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
We are in love with May and the rest of the crew. Thank you for great reading for a 9 year old and his 50+ grandmother!!!!
Published 9 months ago by Cynthia Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative and Entertaining
I was intrigued by the title of this book, but wasn’t certain what it would be about. I was pleasantly surprised by the first sentence—the story is told from the dog’s point of... Read more
Published 10 months ago by TC Avey
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky book, cute but quirky
I felt as if I were missing something the entire time I was reading. The seem to be chunks missing from the story-line. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Angela C.
4.0 out of 5 stars It was fun
it was an easy read seen through the eyes of a rescued dog. I have had many dogs and they all have imaginations like little May
Published 11 months ago by Kailyn C. Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars First
This is the first of two books I read about May. She is a schnauzer who has superb talents which reveal themselves as May tries to decide her place in life. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Martha Brice
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More About the Author

KC Frantzen learned to speak "critter" at a young age. As a veterinarian's daughter, she was always surrounded by four footed friends. Occasionally her dad would bring home a patient needing care during the night. He'd put the pet carrier on the dryer, and she would stand on tippy toes to comfort the guest as best she could.

She began writing in elementary school and even won the school-wide contest with a story on deep sea fishing. Though she kept writing here and there, it was mostly just for fun. KC taught fifth grade, worked for an oilfield supply company, a pharmaceutical company, created and managed her own supply business, operated a franchise welcoming new movers... The list goes on...

Many years after winning the elementary school award, KC began to think seriously about telling May's story, and completed the Christian Writers Guild Apprentice level course, which helped her to prepare. Countless hours have been spent studying and learning the craft of writing.

It's been WORTH it!

(In the interest of full disclosure: May is the actual storyteller but, since she has no thumbs, KC is the transcriptionist and initial editor.)

She and her husband volunteer with a variety of projects, including the Joni & Friends Wounded Warrior Getaway. They enjoy traveling just about anywhere, which helps formulate ideas for May the K9 Spy. The family lives in the country hills of middle Tennessee with two Arabian horses and several dogs, including the real May.

KC and May (when she's not on a mission) are delighted to meet fans at libraries, schools, craft fairs and shows. She and May read each letter and email, and adore hearing comments and suggestions. Connect with us at and anytime.

Thanks for your support!

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