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Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam
Sign up for our newsletters! War dogs used in Vietnam were unsung heroes. Faced with intense training combined with dreadful working conditions and constant danger, they had few rewards and were often left behind to survive on their own. This incredible book, although fictional, is based on real accounts provided through interviews of Vietnam War dog handlers. Cracker, an amazingly intelligent German Shepherd, knows more than 90 words and lives the life of royalty that she deserves. It is her birthright. She has lived with and slept with Willie since she was about six months old, but before she is two, her life changes traumatically.
Post a Comment. About Me KishDamian View my complete profile. So lets do a short summary of Cracker. So one day a soldeir arives and since this is in the time of the Vietnam war the U. S Army needs scout dogs dogs that find traps and attack the enemy so this man takes Cracker that morning Willie shouts no no but the man tells willies parents she will do fine in Vietnam. So she gets tranfered to Fort Benning a military train base one of the biggest ones to and she gets assigned to a handler named Rick Hanski or Private Hanski who is part of the 67th IPSD.
The author of Weedflower and Kira-Kira takes readers back to the Vietnam War era in this meticulously researched story about a special friendship that develops between an American soldier and a dog. When year-old Rick Hanski enlists in the army, he intends to "whip the world," but he soon finds out that he can't do it alone. As a dog handler, he relies on Cracker, a sharp-minded German shepherd to protect him from danger and provide him with companionship during his tour of duty in Vietnam. The author builds tension when Rick and Cracker are sent on a mission to rescue two POWs, and again when they are taken by surprise in an ambush attack. Alternating human and canine points of view, Kadohata shows how Rick and Cracker come to trust and depend on each other during times of crisis. Rick's thoughts encapsulate the confusion and growing paranoia of soldiers living in a land where friends and foes are hardly distinguishable. Cracker's perspective represents more basic emotions, though some readers may be troubled by occasional anthropomorphization e.
During the Vietnam War, Willie and his family move into a small apartment in Chicago after Willie's father loses his job. Because the apartment does not allow dogs, Willie's family is forced to give up Willie's beloved German shepherd, Cracker, to the Army. Rick is assigned a.
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