Cracker is a German shepherd trained to work as an army dog sniffing out bombs and the enemy. Together, he and his handler, Rick Hanski, become the best. Rick and Cracker the German shepherd must survive the Vietnam War. Historical. Author. Cynthia Kadohata. Cast. Director. Distributor. Network. Performance. Cracker is a German shepherd, owned by the US Army, who sniffs out booby traps in Vietnam with her handler, Rick. Kadohata has deftly.

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Best Friend, Hero, Marine. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Every Soul A Star. The book starts off with Cracker, a german shepherd, who was living in an apartment with his original owner Willie. Charissa That’s just how the story goes.

Discover what to read next. When Rick is wounded during a battle, Cracker gets lost. I really loved it! I learn Lately I have seen a rash of books and movies about animals used in war–dogs, birds, etc.

I was duly impressed! I have a strong feeling that if I was more into animals or had had a pet prior to reading this I might have liked the book more. Cracker is a book for anyone with a love and respect for the intelligence of animals and an interest in how they can interact with and serve humanity.


But even with all that, they wanted to keep reading. The rest of the book follows kadkhata two as they go into combat and how Cracker proves to be one of the best dogs in the army and how Cracker and Rick turn into a key team in the Vietnam War. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

In Cracker, even when things change rapidly you should adapt to whatever life throws at you.

Who ever likes war books i recommend this book to you. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I did not like how the author could go to much into detail or how she can go on and on explaining something.

This book is overall one of my favorites in my opinion and the end of the book is the best. Overall a good book, but not a stand alone.

I think if you like books about the wars or books about dogs this is a book for you. Aug 23, Mason rated it really liked it. ccynthia

Cracker! by Cynthia Kadohata | Scholastic

It brings a new perspective of how the may have dogs felt in these times and how hard it was to not know why you had to leave your family. It’s an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira. Feb 26, Victor rated it it was gy. I liked this book a lot.


All three get sent to Viet Nam and in the same company. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I think this is the first I read. When the This story is about a dog named Cracker. Some good friends and dogs were killed or injured in action which was hard iadohata the kids. And that book is read by the younger children, not so much by that middle school crowd.

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Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Crackers previous owner Willie had to give her away, so they gave her to the army. I also thought that the demonstration of war was well presented. They have a bond that Cracker! There, she is paired up with Rick Hanski. They even went on a special ops mission. Rick’s thoughts encapsulate the confusion and growing paranoia cyntia soldiers living in a land where friends and foes are hardly distinguishable.