Dear Mothman

A Novel


A moving middle-grade novel in verse, about a young trans boy dealing with the loss of his friend by writing to his favorite cryptid, Mothman


ISBN: 9781419764400 Category:

Robin Gow


Halfway through sixth grade, Noah’s best friend and the only other trans boy in his school, Lewis, passed away in a car accident. Lewis was adventurous and curious, always bringing a new paranormal story to share with Noah. Together they daydreamed about cryptids and shared discovering their genders and names. After his death, lonely and yearning for someone who could understand him like Lewis once did, Noah starts writing letters to Mothman, wondering if he would understand how Noah feels and also looking for evidence of Mothman’s existence in the vast woods surrounding his small Poconos town. Noah becomes determined to make his science fair project about Mothman, despite his teachers and parents urging him to make a project about something “real.”

Additional information

Weight 402 g
Dimensions 14.8 x 20.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 4 May 2023
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.8 x 20.8 cm
Weight 402 g


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Robin Gow is a poet, educator, and witch from rural Pennsylvania. It is the Director of the Education Institute at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and author of critically acclaimed books for children and young adults including Dear Mothman, Ode to My First Car, and A Million Quiet Revolutions. Fae lives with his partner and their many lovely pets. Fae enjoys wandering in the woods and any kind of arts and crafts.