I’m reading a great J Fict (chapter book) for 5th graders and up…Cracker, the best dog in Vietnam.  I would recommend this to teachers or students wanting to get a small glimpse at what life was like for a young soldier/dog handler in Bien Hoa, during the Vietnam War.  Cynthia Kadohata, author, is doing a great job keeping my attention by writing part of the book from the soldier’s point of view and part from the dog’s.    Includes a few photos in the back.    308 pgs.   pub date 2007