Mrs. Hawkins is a cook who works in Samantha Parkington's home in Mount Bedford.

Basic Facts

Family and Relationships

Personality and Facts

Mrs. Hawkins is the cook at Samantha's home in Mount Bedford. She is most likely married to Hawkins. She is a kind, older woman who comforts Samantha and lets her come into the kitchen often for treats she saves and to talk, calling Samantha "love."

In The Books

Meet Samantha: An American Girl

Mrs. Hawkins is first seen after Jessie has left. Samantha runs into the kitchen upset at Jessie's sudden and unexpected departure, and Mrs. Hawkins does not appear surprised to see her as she is often there to talk and have treats. She says that Samantha "looks like thunder." When Samantha says that Jessie has left, Mrs. Hawkins says that she knows and that Sam shouldn't fret about it as it's something she doesn't understand; her Grandmary knows best. Upset, Sam leaves the kitchen.

Samantha asked her where babies came from and Mrs. Hawkins told her that the stork brings them, but then wouldn't talk about it anymore.

When Nellie O'Malley is sent away by the Rylands, Sam runs to the kitchen and explains to Mrs. Hawkins that her family doesn't have enough food, and that they have to give her something. Mrs. Hawkins packs a basket of food for the family and Samantha carries it and Lydia back to give to Nellie. Mrs. Hawkins notices, as she later tells Uncle Gard what happened and he tells Grandmary.

Samantha's Surprise: A Christmas Story

Mrs. Hawkins is first seen talking to Samantha about a gingerbread house. She later tells Samantha that with the arrival of Cornelia, she would not be able to make the gingerbread house.

Happy Birthday, Samantha!: A Springtime Story

Mrs. Hawkins is first seen giving blueberry muffins to Samantha, Agnes, and Agatha. She is also asked to make the cake and ice cream in a different way by Agnes and Agatha, and is first surprised, but then gives in to the three girls protests.

The Cry of the Loon

The Lilac Tunnel: My Journey with Samantha

In the Film

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