May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy

May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy

by KC Frantzen, Taillefer Long

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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

BN ID: 2940156702701
Publisher: Bottom Line Clarity, LLC
Publication date: 06/13/2011
Series: May the K9 Spy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 201
Sales rank: 411,172
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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, or Cassidy when May's on a mission, are delighted to meet fans at libraries, craft fairs and shows and FREE school visits (see website for details). They read each letter and email, admire fan artwork about May and adore hearing comments and suggestions. Connect with us at and anytime.

Thanks for your support!

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