Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

By Cynthia Kadohata

CRACKER is without doubt one of the usa ARMY'S most beneficial WEAPONS:

a German shepherd informed to smell out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The destiny of complete platoons rests on her willing feel of scent. She's a major Deal, and he or she likes it that means. occasionally Cracker recollects while she was once more youthful, and her earlier proprietor could feed her scorching canine and enable her sleep in his mattress. That was once great, too.

Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. There, he's going to whip the realm and turn out to his kinfolk and his sergeant -- and everybody else who didn't imagine he was once minimize out for battle -- mistaken. yet occasionally Rick can't support yet ask yourself that perhaps every body else is correct. might be he must have simply stayed at domestic and labored in his dad's ironmongery shop.

When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so certain approximately this new proprietor. He's going to need to turn out himself to her prior to she's going to end up herself to him. they should be neighbors sooner than they could be a crew, they usually have to be a crew in the event that they are looking to get domestic alive.

Told partly during the uncanny perspective of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam conflict as visible in the course of the eyes of a puppy and her handler. It's an totally designated powerhouse of a e-book via the Newbery Medal-winning writer of Kira-Kira.

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