Joe Pine, by Elbert A. Smith
Brother Elbert, who was one of the Church's foremost authors, wove incidents of his early life into this novel about a boy who grew up on the frontier with his widowed mother and his uncle. His little playmate, Irma, called him Joe Pine because she could not pronounce his real name, Joseph Prian. Joe Pine led an exciting life on the prairie and grew up to become an apostle in the Church. The book stresses good morals and strong faith in the Kingdom of God. 352 pages.