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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Then they must move to an apartment because his father got laid off.

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Historical Fiction week 3 1 2 Dec 15, Offering adventure mixed with stark realism, this novel will leave a lasting impression on readers. 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.

She is rather wild and kadohats that way throughout the book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. If they don’t get rid of her in 30 days then he has to go to the army. See full terms and conditions and this kadonata choices.


Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. Thousands of military personnel owe their lives to these wonderful, brave and loving dogs, and their reward for this was for all but a handful, starvation, torture and death!

Historical Fiction 6 4 Dec 09, Price may vary by retailer. At first she was one of the worst dogs and hated Rick but eventually she learns to love and obey him.


This story is about a dog named Cracker. This is definitely a book to spend your time on.

Read this in middle school – not even my choice necessarily, but boy did I love this book. My father served there but did not talk about it very much. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. They even went on a special ops mission.

The Best Dog In Vietnam” Cracker was an average house dog whose first owner would let her sleep in his bed and feed her hot dogs, all that changed when she was paired with her new handler Rick Hanski who just joined the United States Army and is heading to Vietnam. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The book starts in Chicago with a boy named Willie.

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View Full Version of PW. When the This story is about a dog named Cracker. I enjoyed it especially because I heard a speaker described his experience as a dog handler during the Vietnam war.

I didn’t find a single thing that Cracker did untrue to the nature of a dog, or, in fact, any details about Vietnam. It’s a bit more graphic and violent than other books we’ve read before. The author builds tension when Rick and Cracker are sent on a mission to rescue two POWs, and again when they are taken by surprise in an ambush attack. She’s a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. In addition to providing authenticity, her research also revealed this history of military dogs.

When they get to nam they don’t see alot of action but later in kdohata story they go on a misson with the special forces wich dos’t contibute to the stoy much. I would definitely recommend this book to a classmate, especially if if crackre dogs.


War isn’t a game and you get that. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Cracker is used to the pampered life as a family dog, but that’s about to change.

This was a really good book. I’ll not spoil it for you.

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

I give this book a 5 kadhoata of 5 for discriptive word choice. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit Cracker! She is a german-shepard that is big and strong. More books from this author: In Cracker, even when things change rapidly you should adapt to whatever life throws at you.

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He was just protecting his handler. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The hardships, the exhaust, the pain and everything else they went through is brought to life for the reader to show the struggle yet incredible story of the Vietnam war.

The author of Weedflower and Kira-Kira takes readers back to the Vietnam War era in this meticulously researched story about a special friendship that develops between an American soldier and a dog.

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