307S: A kiss on the the elbow

I remember a library book about a group of children who discovered they had magic powers. I don’t believe it was any of Edward Eager’s books, and I also don’t think it was Mrs. Coverlet’s Magicians.

The tell-tale sign of magical ability was being able to kiss one’s own elbow. (Spoiler: I can’t.)

Can you help? I would have read it in the early 1970s, but I have no idea when it was published. I’m guessing the 1950s.

4 thoughts on “307S: A kiss on the the elbow

  1. Hi,

    The kissing the elbow is a feature of “No flying in the House” by Betty Brock (?). The heroine is a little girl (can’t remember her name) who goes to live somewhere I think and encounters a small dog called Gloria (?) who is a fairy in disguise. There is also a kitten called Belinda who is a bad fairy in disguise. I don’t remember anything about the story other than that the little girl turns out to be a fairy too because she has the ability to kiss her elbow.

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