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Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam
By Cynthia Kadohata; Simon & Schuster, 2007

"Cracker is one of the United States Army's most valuable weapons.
She's a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and enemy soldiers. The safety of everyone around Cracker depends on her intelligence and keen sense of smell.
Soldier Rick Hanski is headed to war. He wants to show the world, especially his father and his sergeant, that he has what it takes to be a great soldier. But sometimes Rick wonders if he really is capable of facing the challenges of battle.
When Cracker is paired with Rick, it isn't easy for either of them. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they must be a team if they want to get home alive.
Join a dog and her soldier as they develop a deep friendship in this unforgettable book from Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Kadohata."

Ages 10+; pb $7.99

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