Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

by Cynthia Kadohata
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Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 147 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ
MightyB More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. If you love dogs, you'll love this. One minute your sad, the next your happy, and before you know it you can't put the book down. I read it and now, both my mom and grandma have read it. My mom really liked it and my grandma just started reading it, and she likes it too. It also teaches about the Vietnam war. My grandpa had a scout dog in Vietnam, I think that is what me interested in reading this book.
Stuntdude More than 1 year ago
Cracker, a report by William Hosea


Cracker was written by Cynthia Kadohata.

Cracker is about a dog named Cracker and a boy named Willie. Cracker is a German Shepherd who can tell if you're sad or happy. She also has a great sense of smell and is very smart. The first main character is Willie, a boy in school who plays with Cracker everyday before dinner. The second main character is Rick, a soldier in the Army.

The plot is about a boy who has a dog and lives in an apartment. The apartment doesn't allow any dogs so Willie gives Cracker to the Army to use in Vietnam. When Cracker is in Vietnam, she becomes a hero by saving lives. She does this by sniffing out bombs, traps, and the enemy. Her actions allowed her platoon to return safely from their patrols.

The setting of Cracker is in Chicago, and in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The theme of the story is about the relationship and trust that develops between Cracker and Rick, her handler in Vietnam. Rick and Cracker have to learn to work together as a team if they want to get out of Vietnam alive.

I love this book because I like dogs and I also like reading about the Vietnam War, so I thought this would be a great book for me. I was able to connect to the story because I have pet dogs myself, and I know what it means to trust them. When I go camping, my dog Spots helps me find the way back if I get lost in the woods. Also, last summer I read a book about the Vietnam War, so this story helped me understand what it was like to be there. Books related to Cracker that I've read are A Dogs Life by Ann Martin and Eyewitness to Vietnam by George Esper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is a good book because if you¿re into the war books and if you like dogs then this book is for you. The book starts with a boy and the boy is living in an apartment. He has to give up his dog to the military because they don¿t allow dogs in the apartment. In the military the dog is assigned to a man named Rick and they go to Vietnam and ¿whip the world.¿ I liked this book because it is a good story about a man and his dog in the war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was in thrid grade when i read this book it was one of the best books i have read. This book made me sad one moment then you would be happy. I would recomend this book to anyone. This book was amazingly awesome i loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a person who hates reading but yet when finds a good book I cant stop reading i will reccomend this book to 12 and older cursing is inside of this book otherwise best book ever :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it at my school library and when I started I couldent stop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ps does anyone want to rp with me? Btw this book is really good but sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tye book us full of saddness but has happiness in it to Age range is 10-15
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very awesome book.lots of action
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVEE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i didn't actually buy the book on my nook but i read it and i loved it. i liked it alot because i have a german shepard and it had details and it had to do with the army obiously. by the way there is quite a bit of dying in this book but none of the maim characters die
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book in the paper version and it was by far one of the best books ever! It also has a good twist near the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really great for dog lovers! This is probably my favorite book so far that kadohata, cynthia wrote! ;) the beginning was kinda sad and the end was happy it was sooooo good that i had to read it again. I havent read this book in a long long time.....
Brian Locke More than 1 year ago
My sister read it and said thats it was the best book she had ever read!!!! The book is mostly about a dog named cracker and the dog cracker helps fight the war in Vietnam!!! And im going to read it because my sister loves it so much!!!! Im going to read it like 10 times!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Introduction "Cracker" is about a heroic dog and her best friend in the Vietnam War. The dogs name is Cracker. She is an intelligent dog that is trained to sniff out dangerous deadly things. She makes a great addition to the army. Description and summary of main points This story takes place in Vietnam the United States Army is at war with them. I'm judging this book in how well it stays to the story, what's it based on and if it just a good book in general. I think this book stays to the topic well and meets all the criteria. Evaluation This book is based on a German shepherd that is trained to smell out bombs, traps and other stuff. The safety of everyone around this amazing dog depends on intelligence if this dog. Conclusion This was a good example why dogs are man's best friend. Also this book also shows a valiant, dedicated, and vary intelligent dog in the Vietnam War. Your final review I think this dog was a great ally to the United State's army in this book. If this dog wasn't in it so many more people would have died. This amazing dog saved many lives while it was serving our great content of America. I feel when I am reading this book that I am right there with the army. Because of this way, I feel it makes me want to read more so I can find out what happens next in the story. When I finely finished the story, I felt like I knew this fantastic dog.
johnnyappleseed More than 1 year ago
Book Review Title: Cracker! The best dog in Vietnam! Author: Cynthia Kadohata 3 Things I liked about the story: . Heart warming . The story had a lot of action. . The way Willie loves Cracker and the way Rick loves Cracker stays with you for the rest of the story. 3 Things I didn't like about the story: I loved everything. My Book Review: Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam! is an amazing heartwarming adventure that is a little sad. A young boy named Willie has a German Shepherd named Cracker. When he moves to a different apartment he has to get rid of her FAST! Cracker gets shipped to the army. She is paired with a man named Rick Hanski an American Viking. He wants to "WHIP THE WORLD"! When they get paired together they have to learn to get along or they will both get killed in Vietnam. If you love adventures, dogs, life lessons, and a bit of history you're in for a TREAT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got it from the library and cryed for the first chapters but very exciting!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! My dad was in Vietnam and had a Scout Dog troop with him a few days and the details of the dog training was to the 'T'. The details of the climate, the feeling it was to be in Vietnam, everything was just perfect. She definatly did her research! It's such a great story for anyone to read! It has sorrow, happiness, humor, desperation, anxiety, everything there is! I just can't stress enough how great this book was!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was sad and than sometimes it is happy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cracker is just what the book said"the best dog in veitnam"! :) I lovef this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it at school needs a second book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cracker Rfffff!Grrrrrr! Cynthia Kadhata couldn’t make a better book for a person who loves drama, history, and a sad ending would love this book. The sounds that people are hearing are the sounds of dogs getting taking away from their owners getting ready to go to Vietnam for the war. Cracker was what the story was mainly about and her owner Willie and her trainer Rick. At the first part of the book Willie a young boy had his dog taking away so that she can go fight for the U.S Military so she can fight for them in Vietnam. When Cracker left Willie sent many letters to her handler Rick. Once Cracker got used to Rick she became a force with the army. She would sniff out bombs, search and destroy, and sniff people out. The army had a rule once the handler go hurt or killed something would happen to the dog. Rick and Cracker gained a huge relationship but one day Rick got injured badly with his leg. What will happen to Cracker? Where will she go? What will happen to Rick? Will Cracker and him grow closer or farther apart? By: John D. B
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book waa amazing i think its ages 11+.This book was great with details but it has very strong language.If you're a german shepherd lover like me this is the book for you.I'm 10years old.This is an amazing book I think you should get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book. Totaly heart warming. So sad at some parts. Wish there was a sequal. I HIGHLY reccomend this book. READ IT!!!!