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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The apartment does not allow dogs so, they are faced with 2 choices, send w In Cracker, even when things change rapidly you should adapt to whatever life throws at you.

I think if you like books about the wars or books about dogs this is a book for you.

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Cracker, is a crackwr fiction book by Cynthia Kadohata that explores the life of a Vietnam soldier named Rick and the dog by his side, Cracker.

Actually, this book is better directed at grades 4 and 5 and maybe 6 instead of And I do like that she is shining a lot on the war dogs of Viet Nam. It’s an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

The thought that continued to run in my mind was how Kadohata was able to make Cracker’s feelings vy authentic? Cracker1 the best dog in vietnam was pretty good, well when Rick Hanski wants to whip the world in some way and show his family that he has what it takes to be a soldier in the vietnam war.

The dogs must be able to train to their top abilities if they want to be able to withstand the events happening during combat. First, they had to become friends before they ycnthia be a team and then try to survive in Vietnam, for all of these things to be possible crxcker are a series of challenges.


Is this feature helpful? Rick kadihata train Cracker to sniff out enemies, bombs, and traps. That was nice, too. Cracker’s perspective represents more basic emotions, though some readers may be troubled by occasional anthropomorphization e.

Feb 11, Destinee rated it it was amazing. Jan 11, Valerie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Valerie by: They even went on a special ops mission. View Full Version of PW.

This was a really good book. There is a bit of bloody battle carnage, but it’s not a Scorcese type of carnage, more Spielburg–mild and tolerable for children. The connection between the man and his dog, and the ride this book took me on is one that won’t ceacker forgotten. If you are an animal lover, this book will touch your heart in more way than one. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She kind of respected him”. Overall, it’s an amazing book but I recommend for older readers.

We read this book for a school reading assignment.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Learn more about Amazon Prime. War isn’t a game and you get that. This made the dog and his trainer bond even more.

Then the new owner rick not knowing how to train dogs makes Cracker the best dog and most known. Rick is an ambitious person who is eager to impress his parents and later his general. I give this book a 5 out of 5 for discriptive word choice. 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.

Jan 13, Noah F rated it really liked it. They train for sniffing out booby traps and other hazardous objects. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Nov 03, Alexandra Juarez rated it really liked it. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Cracker is a book for anyone vracker a love and respect for the intelligence of animals and an interest in how they can interact with and serve humanity.


Her owner is a young boy named Willie, but he has to give her up. This is how she did it: When year-old Rick Hanski enlists in the army, he intends to “whip the world,” but he soon finds out that he can’t do it alone. It is a very moving book written from the dog’s point of view. It’s not kadohaa usual run-of-the-mill war story because it’s told from two points of view.

Well-written but not extraordinary, so no extra points there. If your are interested in a good read then this book is for you.

Alternating human and canine points of view, Kadohata shows how Rick and Cracker come to trust and depend on each other during times of crisis. The I believe the author of this book is trying to tell a historical fiction book about courage, love, and compassion. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Every Soul A Star. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Want to Read saving…. Hardcoverpages. There, he’s going to whip the world and prove to his family and his sergeant — and everyone else who didn’t think he was crackerr out for war — wrong. Unfortunately, the government treated them as poorly as the American public treated the GI.