- Mary Suetopia: Except for the obligatory Evil Chancellor (who is disposed of pretty quickly), everything about Mandalia fits this trope.
- Unfortunate Implications: The second Jim Button book ends with Jim getting married to an Oriental princess. They are both eight years old.
- Was that actually stated? I was under the assumption that Jim must have been 12 or 13 years old when the plot starts running, since the king decided Jim was close to being a full subject and therefore needed a home on his own, so the railway had to go to make room. And at least a year passes between that point and the end of the second book. They're still a young couple, but you could find teenagers who would want to marry at that age.