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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To ask other readers questions about Cracker! This a great read for people who love historical fiction and especially the Vietnam War as it really ventures into the life of the Vietnam soldiers and their dogs. Neither one is too sure of the other at first, but they eventually become inseparable friends and soldiers.

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Cracker is a German shepherd who is shipped out to war to snip out bombs, drugs, traps, and the enemy but when Rick and Cracker has to team up together they also have to work up a friendship and manage to get out of war alive. Why is cracker assigned to rick not somebody else?

It was tense towards the end when you didn’t know if Cracker would make it back to Rick or if she’d even live or not. Product details Age Range: It is about this dog named Cracker and her owner Rick.


Rick’s thoughts encapsulate the confusion and growing paranoia of soldiers living in a land where friends and foes are hardly distinguishable. If your are interested in a good read then this book is for you. Aug 23, Mason rated it really liked it. The thought that continued to run in my mind was how Kadohata was able to make Cracker’s feelings so authentic? See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

This is a very good 7th grade reading book and I recommend this book to people that like animals. The book gives both Rick and Cracker perspective which shows both sides of the story.

They do however get in scetchy situations and even get separated for a long time, but still never loose faith and always adapt to there circumstances. Some dogs are one-man or -boy dogs and resist any new owner.

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

Oct 10, Nathan Patterson added it. But they hung on every word and as soon as we finished the book, literally, the 2 youngest asked me to read it again. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

I thought this book was wonderful. This book is very fun to read and also very emotional.

Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam

Please try again later. When they get deployed to Vietnam, Cracker saves the platoon of men multiple times and goes on many missions. Rick wants Cracker to be “the best dog in Vietnam. Apr 24, Shravan sreenivasan added it. I truly felt for the dog handles and their dogs. I could sympathize with the character and dog. This was the first book that I read with my kids and we all openly cried.


But even with all that, they wanted to keep reading. Willie is a boy who loves his dog Cracker. This book was really good.

I was duly impressed! The Best Dog in Vietnam” hooks jadohata children. She lives with her hockey-playing son and dog in West Covina, California.

Every Soul A Star. Cracker is paired up with a man named Rick, she had no clue why her previous owner Willie gave her away. Some good friends and dogs were killed or injured in action which was hard for the kids. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. They are similar because we are both making a big change in our lives. Cracker, is a historical fiction book by Cynthia Kadohata that explores the life of a Vietnam soldier named Rick and the dog by his side, Cracker.

When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn’t so sure about this new owner.