{"id":8152274010349,"title":"Lia y Luís: ¡Desconcertados!\/Lia \u0026 Luis: Puzzled!","handle":"lia-y-luis-desconcertados","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/ana-crespo\"\u003eAna Crespo\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/giovana-medeiros\"\u003eGiovana Medeiros\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIt's a mystery!\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLos mellizos Lia y Luís han recibido de su abuela un rompecabezas con un código secreto. ¿Podrán armarlo para leer el mensaje oculto? Una divertida exploración de la geometría y la clasificación con personajes brasileño-estadounidenses y un glosario de palabras de portugués brasileño.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLos libros de la serie Cuentos matemáticos celebran que los niños usen las matemáticas en sus aventuras diarias mientras juegan, construyen y descubren el mundo que los rodea. Historias divertidas y actividades prácticas facilitan que los niños y los adultos exploren juntos las matemáticas de la vida diaria. Han sido desarrolladas en colaboración con expertos en matemáticas para las áreas de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas de la organización sin fines de lucro TERC, con una beca de la Heising-Simons Foundation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwins Lia and Luís have received a secret puzzle from their grandma! Can they put it together to read the hidden message? A playful exploration of geometry and sorting featuring Brazilian American characters and a glossary of Brazilian Portuguese words.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStorytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/storytellingmath\"\u003eStorytelling Math\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spread\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lia-luis-puzzled-SPAN-spread.jpg?v=1680530759\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAna Crespo, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOriginally from Brazil, Ana Crespo moved to the United States to pursue a master's degree in education. Ana is the author of \u003ci\u003eThe Sock Thief: A Soccer Story\u003c\/i\u003e, which won an International Latino Book Award, and the My Emotions \u0026amp; Me series.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/ana-crespo\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Ana.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGiovana Medeiros, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOriginally from Brazil, Giovana Medeiros is now a freelance illustrator based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the illustrator of \u003ci\u003eRunning on Sunshine\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eIn the Garden\u003c\/i\u003e, and several other children's books from publishers around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/giovana-medeiros\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Giovana.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePiecing together a jigsaw puzzle helps twins Lia and Luís work on spatial skills while solving a mystery.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn their second Storytelling Math outing, the excited young Brazilian Americans (who, Crespo mentions in an author’s note, speak in a São Paulo accent)—receive a puzzle from their Vovó (grandmother) with a secret message and immediately notice that some pieces have one or two straight sides. “It’s a clue!” Sorting ensues, as well as matching contours and turning pieces until each one fits. Meanwhile, Mamãe is urging them to hurry (“Rápido!”) because they have to leave soon. Where to? The finished puzzle turns out to be a picture of Vovó saying “Até Já!” (“See you soon!”)…which solves the mystery just in time for a scramble to the airport and a joyful greeting: “Que saudade!” “We missed you too, Vovó!” It’s a brief but age-appropriate introduction to spatial skills that will appeal to kids. The olive-skinned twins are visibly lighter than their Mamãe and Vovó—realistic variations in hue—in the simple, sunny art. The final pieces are laid down with a list of Portuguese expressions used in the narrative and an educator’s explanation of the math related skills exercised here that features suggestions for enhancement activities.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIntellectual lessons and a glimpse at Brazilian American culture fit seamlessly together.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn their second outing from the “Storytelling Math” series, siblings Lia and Luís are surprised by a package from their grandmother. It’s a puzzle the Brazilian American kids have to piece together to figure out what message Vovó has sent them. The puzzle pieces are clues, and the kids use their sorting and spatial skills to solve the mystery. All the while, their mom is trying to get them ready and out the door to run an errand. As they finally place the last piece, Luís and Lia figure out what their abuela wanted to share and where their mother is rushing them to. The preschoolers have tan skin with wavy hair, and their mom and grandmother have deeply brown skin with more textured hair, showing the diversity of the Brazilian people. The bright colors, cartoony illustrations, and fun conundrum will draw kids in. This bilingual volume is primarily in English and Spanish, though Brazil-specific phrases are scattered throughout, which might confuse readers. A glossary is included in the back matter along with an author’s note and extension activities to continue the mathematics fun. VERDICT This charming, bilingual addition to the series will have young learners (who are not yet prejudiced against the subject) and their adults enjoying math.\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lia-luis-puzzled-SPAN-cover.jpg?v=1680527753\" alt=\"Lia \u0026amp; Luís: Who Has More? book cover\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lia-luis-puzzled-SPAN-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1680527755\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lia-luis-puzzled-activity-guide.pdf?v=1680115938\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit (English)\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lia-luis-puzzled-activity-guide-SPAN.pdf?v=1690564926\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit (Spanish)\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpanish Bilingual Hardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-62354-400-3\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpanish Bilingual Paperback\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-62354-401-0\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 3-6\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e9\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e x 9\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2023-05-04T09:23:29-04:00","created_at":"2023-04-03T10:02:36-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Fiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_Spanish\/Bilingual","Browse by Subject_Diversity","Browse by Subject_Food \u0026 Nutrition","Browse by Subject_Math \u0026 Counting","Browse by Subject_Social Studies\/Cultures","Browse by Subject_Story Time \u0026 Play"],"price":799,"price_min":799,"price_max":1699,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":44044014125293,"title":"Spanish Bilingual Hardcover","option1":"Spanish Bilingual Hardcover","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"44003","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":{"id":38671088451821,"product_id":8152274010349,"position":1,"created_at":"2023-04-03T10:02:40-04:00","updated_at":"2023-04-03T10:02:40-04:00","alt":null,"width":600,"height":600,"src":"\/\/charlesbridgemoves.com\/cdn\/shop\/products\/lia-luis-puzzled-SPAN-cover_d8f3ec65-0582-4cd3-81ec-09ecf635c01f.jpg?v=1680530560","variant_ids":[44044014125293,44044014158061]},"available":true,"name":"Lia y Luís: ¡Desconcertados!\/Lia \u0026 Luis: Puzzled! 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Una divertida exploración de la geometría y la clasificación con personajes brasileño-estadounidenses y un glosario de palabras de portugués brasileño.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLos libros de la serie Cuentos matemáticos celebran que los niños usen las matemáticas en sus aventuras diarias mientras juegan, construyen y descubren el mundo que los rodea. Historias divertidas y actividades prácticas facilitan que los niños y los adultos exploren juntos las matemáticas de la vida diaria. Han sido desarrolladas en colaboración con expertos en matemáticas para las áreas de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas de la organización sin fines de lucro TERC, con una beca de la Heising-Simons Foundation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwins Lia and Luís have received a secret puzzle from their grandma! Can they put it together to read the hidden message? A playful exploration of geometry and sorting featuring Brazilian American characters and a glossary of Brazilian Portuguese words.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStorytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/storytellingmath\"\u003eStorytelling Math\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spread\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lia-luis-puzzled-SPAN-spread.jpg?v=1680530759\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAna Crespo, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOriginally from Brazil, Ana Crespo moved to the United States to pursue a master's degree in education. Ana is the author of \u003ci\u003eThe Sock Thief: A Soccer Story\u003c\/i\u003e, which won an International Latino Book Award, and the My Emotions \u0026amp; Me series.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/ana-crespo\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Ana.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGiovana Medeiros, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOriginally from Brazil, Giovana Medeiros is now a freelance illustrator based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the illustrator of \u003ci\u003eRunning on Sunshine\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eIn the Garden\u003c\/i\u003e, and several other children's books from publishers around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/giovana-medeiros\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Giovana.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePiecing together a jigsaw puzzle helps twins Lia and Luís work on spatial skills while solving a mystery.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn their second Storytelling Math outing, the excited young Brazilian Americans (who, Crespo mentions in an author’s note, speak in a São Paulo accent)—receive a puzzle from their Vovó (grandmother) with a secret message and immediately notice that some pieces have one or two straight sides. “It’s a clue!” Sorting ensues, as well as matching contours and turning pieces until each one fits. Meanwhile, Mamãe is urging them to hurry (“Rápido!”) because they have to leave soon. Where to? The finished puzzle turns out to be a picture of Vovó saying “Até Já!” (“See you soon!”)…which solves the mystery just in time for a scramble to the airport and a joyful greeting: “Que saudade!” “We missed you too, Vovó!” It’s a brief but age-appropriate introduction to spatial skills that will appeal to kids. The olive-skinned twins are visibly lighter than their Mamãe and Vovó—realistic variations in hue—in the simple, sunny art. The final pieces are laid down with a list of Portuguese expressions used in the narrative and an educator’s explanation of the math related skills exercised here that features suggestions for enhancement activities.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIntellectual lessons and a glimpse at Brazilian American culture fit seamlessly together.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn their second outing from the “Storytelling Math” series, siblings Lia and Luís are surprised by a package from their grandmother. It’s a puzzle the Brazilian American kids have to piece together to figure out what message Vovó has sent them. The puzzle pieces are clues, and the kids use their sorting and spatial skills to solve the mystery. All the while, their mom is trying to get them ready and out the door to run an errand. As they finally place the last piece, Luís and Lia figure out what their abuela wanted to share and where their mother is rushing them to. The preschoolers have tan skin with wavy hair, and their mom and grandmother have deeply brown skin with more textured hair, showing the diversity of the Brazilian people. The bright colors, cartoony illustrations, and fun conundrum will draw kids in. This bilingual volume is primarily in English and Spanish, though Brazil-specific phrases are scattered throughout, which might confuse readers. A glossary is included in the back matter along with an author’s note and extension activities to continue the mathematics fun. 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Lia y Luís: ¡Desconcertados!/Lia & Luis: Puzzled!


By: Ana Crespo / Illustrated by: Giovana Medeiros

It's a mystery!

Los mellizos Lia y Luís han recibido de su abuela un rompecabezas con un código secreto. ¿Podrán armarlo para leer el mensaje oculto? Una divertida exploración de la geometría y la clasificación con personajes brasileño-estadounidenses y un glosario de palabras de portugués brasileño.

Los libros de la serie Cuentos matemáticos celebran que los niños usen las matemáticas en sus aventuras diarias mientras juegan, construyen y descubren el mundo que los rodea. Historias divertidas y actividades prácticas facilitan que los niños y los adultos exploren juntos las matemáticas de la vida diaria. Han sido desarrolladas en colaboración con expertos en matemáticas para las áreas de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas de la organización sin fines de lucro TERC, con una beca de la Heising-Simons Foundation.

Twins Lia and Luís have received a secret puzzle from their grandma! Can they put it together to read the hidden message? A playful exploration of geometry and sorting featuring Brazilian American characters and a glossary of Brazilian Portuguese words.

Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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Ana Crespo, author

Originally from Brazil, Ana Crespo moved to the United States to pursue a master's degree in education. Ana is the author of The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story, which won an International Latino Book Award, and the My Emotions & Me series.

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Giovana Medeiros, illustrator

Originally from Brazil, Giovana Medeiros is now a freelance illustrator based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the illustrator of Running on Sunshine, In the Garden, and several other children's books from publishers around the world.

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Kirkus Reviews

Piecing together a jigsaw puzzle helps twins Lia and Luís work on spatial skills while solving a mystery.

In their second Storytelling Math outing, the excited young Brazilian Americans (who, Crespo mentions in an author’s note, speak in a São Paulo accent)—receive a puzzle from their Vovó (grandmother) with a secret message and immediately notice that some pieces have one or two straight sides. “It’s a clue!” Sorting ensues, as well as matching contours and turning pieces until each one fits. Meanwhile, Mamãe is urging them to hurry (“Rápido!”) because they have to leave soon. Where to? The finished puzzle turns out to be a picture of Vovó saying “Até Já!” (“See you soon!”)…which solves the mystery just in time for a scramble to the airport and a joyful greeting: “Que saudade!” “We missed you too, Vovó!” It’s a brief but age-appropriate introduction to spatial skills that will appeal to kids. The olive-skinned twins are visibly lighter than their Mamãe and Vovó—realistic variations in hue—in the simple, sunny art. The final pieces are laid down with a list of Portuguese expressions used in the narrative and an educator’s explanation of the math related skills exercised here that features suggestions for enhancement activities.

Intellectual lessons and a glimpse at Brazilian American culture fit seamlessly together.

School Library Journal

In their second outing from the “Storytelling Math” series, siblings Lia and Luís are surprised by a package from their grandmother. It’s a puzzle the Brazilian American kids have to piece together to figure out what message Vovó has sent them. The puzzle pieces are clues, and the kids use their sorting and spatial skills to solve the mystery. All the while, their mom is trying to get them ready and out the door to run an errand. As they finally place the last piece, Luís and Lia figure out what their abuela wanted to share and where their mother is rushing them to. The preschoolers have tan skin with wavy hair, and their mom and grandmother have deeply brown skin with more textured hair, showing the diversity of the Brazilian people. The bright colors, cartoony illustrations, and fun conundrum will draw kids in. This bilingual volume is primarily in English and Spanish, though Brazil-specific phrases are scattered throughout, which might confuse readers. A glossary is included in the back matter along with an author’s note and extension activities to continue the mathematics fun. VERDICT This charming, bilingual addition to the series will have young learners (who are not yet prejudiced against the subject) and their adults enjoying math.

Spanish Bilingual Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-400-3

Spanish Bilingual Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-62354-401-0

Ages: 3-6
Page count: 32
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