Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam

in Essential Reads

Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Review by Essentialmom (ages 10+)
A significantly emotional retelling of a boy who joins the army during the Vietnam War and his role as a dog-handler — told from the perspective of the dog and the man.  This is a great novel about the love between a man and his dog, the fear and craziness of war, and a tale of courage and bravery on both sides.
Rating 4 out of 5