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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A book I could read 30 years later and still enjoy. Wouldn’t you just know that “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” did!?

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

May 03, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: This gave us a little window of perspective into that world and time. This book is overall one of my favorites in my opinion and the end of the book is the best.

This book was amazing! Nov 03, Alexandra Juarez rated it really liked it. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks.

Customers who bought this item also bought. His brilliant older sister is “a specialist”–Rick is described as a “generalist. Is this feature helpful? A story about a heroic German Shepherd dog called Cracker, who went to the Vietnam War and saved lots of people’s lives with her handler, Rick.

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I think this is a very well writte This was the first book that I read with my kids and we all openly cried. Get to Know Us. Not only does Kadohata provide insight into the dog but into Rick and the entire concept of training a dog to become one with the handler and then that team with the other soldiers in the unit.

This yb more a personal story and talks about stuff that happened in-field. Product details Age Range: I liked watching the bond between Cracker and Rick develop, but it wasn’t enough to sustain my attention throughout the novel.


It is a very moving book written from the dog’s point of view. This story is about a dog named Cracker. Read reviews that mention vietnam war cynthia kadohata german shepherd best dog highly recommend point of view cracker be the best dog in vietnam great book year old read this book rick hanski dog handler ever read book ever best book recommend this book handler rick middle school man and his dog.

And I do like that she is shining a lot on the war dogs of Viet Nam. The I believe the author of this book is trying to tell a historical fiction book about courage, love, and compassion. Feb 26, Victor rated it it was amazing. In the book Cracker it is about a dog named Cracker who lives with an only child Willy and his Mom and Dad. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Later, Rick and Cracker get a long very well and become the best trainer out of his group. If you are a seller for this product, would cymthia like to suggest updates cracer seller support? They send Cracker to the army to be trained as a bomb sniffing, gas sniffing, and trap censing dog.

I wasn’t sure how this book would be received. Pages with related products. Apr 17, Matthew M rated it it was amazing. She is rather wild and remains that way throughout the book.

Also I really adore how the author made Cracker and Rick bond, they had an amazing relationship kadohsta I could really feel and it seems to grow stronger through every mission they endure. Today they are commissioned out of service just like their handlers! 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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A definite most read. Apr 24, Shravan sreenivasan added it. It was nominated for the Louisiana Young Readers Choice in for Best Book in the grades category, although I find it suitable for mature 4th and 5th grade readers. This book is very cunthia and I nearly cried in the 3 last subject it is so sad.

I learned a lot, some of it heartbreaking. And learned at the end of his oratory that he was one of the sources the author used. They are working their way to being the best dog and man group in their group of handlers.

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Yb they were ready they were going to Vietnam. A young soldier named Rick Hanski and a German shepherd he trained for the military share the spotlight as they recount their adventures from training camp to active duty in the jungles of Vietnam. I can relate to Rick’s frustration in the beginning of the book with both Cracker and himself. In addition to providing authenticity, her research also revealed cynthiq history of military dogs.

Best Friend, Hero, Marine. Now what happens to dog placed in the local pound? If you are looking for a good action book I would recommend this book for you.

I did not like how the author could go to much into detail or how she can go on and on kadouata something. It doesn’t focus on how gruesome it is all the time but it does show you the seriousness of war.