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.

5 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.

  2. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

    To the person who remembered the elbow kiss and to all the repliers— I have been looking for this book for over a decade but all I could remember was the tiny dog, the collar, and the cat! And how much I loved it as a child in the 1970s

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