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 young soldier named Rick Hanski and kadohaga German shepherd he trained for the military kkadohata the spotlight as they recount their adventures from training camp to active duty in the jungles of Vietnam. This book is one of a kind, because it shows how much loylaty a dog has. This book written by Cynthia Kadohata has inspired me and make me think that I should get closer to my dog. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Apr 24, Vicki rated it it was amazing. She meets a lot of friends that are Humans and dogs.

So soon Cracker was sent off to the army ,she was scared and frightened and c 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. It entitles anything you would like to know about a war dog.

At which when she got the trainer of Rick Crackre. It was in the kid’s section at my library, so I assumed it wouldn’t be too graphic. The ending was absolutely satisfying.


They even went on a special ops mission. This book personally took me almost 4 days to read. However, the young recruit just out of high school kxdohata special, though he is told he is not special by his counselor.

Lately I have seen a rash of books and movies about animals used in war–dogs, birds, etc. Yes, I know, children that age become part of hives and swarm as one unit and exclude all else from their habitation. Rick’s goal is to prove his worth and “whip the world,” and Cracker is by his side throughout the experience. I can relate to Cracker because just like him going into the army, a new place, and me going to a new school.

They have a bond that grows with each trial they go though. It is a very moving book written from the dog’s point of view.

It’s not your usual run-of-the-mill war story because it’s told from two points of view.

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Jan 27, Kaedyn rated it it was amazing. Jan 11, Valerie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Valerie by: This is a good book for a young teenager Rick and Cracker don’t just make a team, but a relationship. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Cynthia Kadohata Book Name: This book was really good. This book is very fun to read and also very emotional.

Rick struggled with Cracker at the start and almost quit on her but as they did more training together and started to work as kadonata team they sparked and then Cracker started to think of Rick as his new Willie and that he was a great man who would always be there for him.


Our favorite toys for everyone on your list. It is the brilliant talent of the author, Cynthia Kadohata, for her uncanny ability to get into that dog’s head and convince the reader that she is truly giving Cracker’s thoughts and emotions.

But even with all that, they wanted to keep reading.

That is exactly what Rick and Cracker do throughout the book. A Long Walk to Water: I was that enthralled.

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Then Cynnthia calls her and she bounds home. If you are looking for a good action book I would recommend this book for you. This story is about a dog named Cracker. Overall a good book, but not a stand alone. Share your thoughts with other customers.

They do however get in scetchy situations kadhata even get separated for a long time, but still never loose faith and always adapt to there circumstances.

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When Rick is wounded during a battle, Cracke Cracker is a German Shepard, bred as a show dog, until she breaks here leg, then she becomes the pet of Willie, until his family is forced to move into an apartment that doesn’t allow pets. Write a customer review. The book is very very good that shows the lives of the Vietnam soldiers and their dogs.

I read this book in 2 days but only because I had to sleep and I fell asleep thinking about it.