4 Desperate Days (original title: Three By Mistake) by Richard Parker, 2nd Scholastic paperback printing, TK3227, 1980, 140 pages. Illustrated by Jerry Contreras.
DESCRIPTION: “‘Run, Simon! Get help!’ shouts Neil as the kidnappers drag him away. Simon races forward toward the ocean and plunges in, battling the enormous waves, swimming furiously. If the waves carry him back to shore, he’ll be caught again- but how can he keep on swimming in such icy, raging water? “(from the back cover)