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Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

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andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS:andlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. 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 cut out for war — wrong. But sometimes Rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else andlt;iandgt;isandlt;/iandgt; right. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to andlt;iandgt;herandlt;/iandgt; before andlt;iandgt;she'sandlt;/iandgt; going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they andlt;iandgt;haveandlt;/iandgt; to be a team if they want to get home alive. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, andlt;iandgt;Cracker!andlt;/iandgt; is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler. It's an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of andlt;iandgt;Kira-Kiraandlt;/iandgt;.

Synopsis:

CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS:

a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too.

Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. 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 cut out for war — wrong. But sometimes Rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else is right. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store.

When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive.

Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler. It's an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira.

About the Author

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medaland#8211;winning book andlt;Iandgt;Kira-Kira, andlt;/Iandgt;the National Book Award winner andlt;Iandgt;The Thing About Luckandlt;/Iandgt;, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner andlt;iandgt;Weedflowerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Cracker!, Outside Beautyandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;A Million Shades of Grayandlt;/iandgt;, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including andlt;iandgt;The Floating Worldandlt;/iandgt;. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416906384
Subtitle:
The Best Dog in Vietnam
Author:
Kadohata, Cynthia
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20081007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
10-14

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a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too.

Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. 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 cut out for war — wrong. But sometimes Rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else is right. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store.

When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive.

Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler. It's an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira.

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